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RIA #54: Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega on Being an Actively Engaged Researcher

Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega

Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega, an Assistant Professor in the Public Administration Division of the Center for Economic Teaching and Research (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, CIDE) in Mexico. He is a specialist in comparative public policy and focuses on North American environmental politics, primarily sanitation and water governance, solid waste management, neoinstitutional theory, transnational environmental social movements and experimental methods in public policy. His current research programme focuses on the spatial, political and human dimensions of public service delivery. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (JESS), and sits on the editorial board of Water International, Global Environmental Politics and several other journals. He is the creator of the weekly hashtag #ScholarSunday.

Transcript (.docx)

Show Notes

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Segment 1: The Global Politics of Sanitation [00:00-12:01]

In this first segment, Raul shares about some of his research on the global politics of sanitation.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Being an Actively Engaged Researcher [12:02-21:39]

In segment two, Raul shares some of his strategies for being active at conferences and on social media.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Working with Vulnerable Research Populations [21:40-35:01]

In segment three, Raul shares his thoughts on the responsibilities of the researcher when working with vulnerable communities.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:16]: Dr. Pacheco-Vega’s Work on Advancing Environmental Global Governance

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