Anja Habersang

Anja Habersang is a scientific coordinator at the Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) at the University of Kassel. In her doctoral research, she analyses how social actors negotiate development and transformation in conflicts over the commodification of nature in Argentina. She is a PhD-student at the Ruhr-University Bochum and associated member of the Doctoral Research Centre at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences. After finalizing her master-degrees in Social Sciences at the Ruhr-University Bochum and International Politics at the Complutense University of Madrid, she worked in the field of development cooperation in Central Asia for several years. Besides development and socio-ecological transformation, her research interests are resource conflicts, social movement research and decolonization theory.

Research Interests

• Socio-ecological transformation

• Resource conflicts and extractivism

• Development

• Social Movements

• Decolonization

Regional focus: Latin America (Cono Sur)



2022. Utopia, future imaginations and prefigurative politics in the indigenous women’s movement in Argentina, Social Movement Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2022.2047639

2021. Resisting body-territories – Indigenous women negotiating racism as a pandemic. In: Interface: a journal for and about social movements, Volume 13 (2): 168 – 198.

2016. Chile: Neoliberales Pioniermodell statt soziale Marktwirtschaft – die sozialen, ökologischen und politischen Konsequenzen eines Freihandels ohne Grenzen. In: Lateinamerika und der Freihandel, Interessen, Diskurse, Perspektiven, connosco e.V., S.115-125.

2015 (with Pamela Ydígoras). El activismo internacional mapuche. Un arma poderosa contra las violaciones de sus derechos humanos, Ceibo Ediciones, Santiago.