Chaya Ocampo Go
Chaya Ocampo Go is a transnational Filipina scholar whose work is a commitment to life and resurgence in ravaged ecologies-communities at the front lines of the climate crisis. She trained as a cultural anthropologist and holds a Masters of Arts in Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice from the University of British Columbia. She has served in a multiple of community development projects advocating for Indigenous peoples’ rights in the Philippines, and coordinated the Secretariat for Task Force Tabang Visayas in response to Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in 2013.
She is currently a PhD student at York University’s Geography Department, and a research fellow for the Citizens’ Disaster Response Centre in the Philippines. Her dissertation is on the political ecology of disaster response in the Philippines.
Keywords: Critical geographies of disasters; political ecology of disaster response; feminist and decolonizing methodologies; social and climate justice