Eva Maria Garcia Chueca


Eva Garcia Chueca is a junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra. She is participating in the project "ALICE. Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons: Leading Europe to a new way of sharing the world experiences", directed by Boaventura de Sousa Santos. She is currently writing a thesis on the right to the city in the framework of the PhD programme "Postcolonialisms and Global Citizenship" at University of Coimbra. She holds a Degree in Law by University of Barcelona (2004) and a Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC - Italy and Denmark, 2005), where she wrote a thesis on "Islamic Feminism: the dialogue between Islam, Women and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Colonialism". She began her PhD studies at University of Barcelona on Citizenship and Human Rights: Ethics and Politics (2010), where she undertook research on "Human Rights: Unfulfilled Promise? Towards a Cosmopolitan notion of Human Rights in light of Boaventura de Sousa Santos' work" and "The Right to the City. Origin of a Cosmopolitan Human Right". Her areas of interest are the right to the city, urban art, human rights, cosmopolitism, postcolonial studies, social emancipation, cultural translation, public policies, local governments and democratic experimentalism. She combines research at CES with her job as coordinator of the "Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights" of the global organization, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Chueca, Eva Maria Garcia (2017), "Patrick Braouezec, cuando la periferia deviene centro", in Santos, Boaventura de Sousa; Cunha, Teresa; Arriscado Nunes, João (org.), Sabedoria e coragem: os mestres e as mestras do mundo. Coimbra: Almedina

Book Chapter

Chueca, Eva Maria Garcia (2016), "Human rights in the city and the right to the city: two different paradigms confronting urbanization, in Oomen, Barbara; Davis, Martha; and Grigolo, Michele (org.), Global urban justice: the rise of human rights cities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 103-120

Book Chapter

Chueca, Eva Maria Garcia; Allegretti, Giovanni (2014), "El derecho a la ciudad en Europa", in Saule Júnior, Nelson; Zárate, Lorena; Emanuelli, Maria Silvia (org.), Avanzando en la Implementación del Derecho a la Ciudad en América Latina y a nivel Internacional. Instituto Pólis, HIC, FRNU, 69-144

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