Maria Gabriela is a University Lecturer in Development Studies at Leiden University’s Faculty of Humanities, specialising in the intersection of political economy and development studies. Her research focuses on how social policies shape political subjectivities in Latin America. She holds a PhD in Development Studies from Erasmus University Rotterdam’s International Institute of Social Studies, where She also completed her MA degree.
Ecuador has descended into a state of pervading violence and fear and the electorate wants retribution. Maria Gabriela Palacio explains neoliberal economics’ part in this cycle. On 14th August 2023,