Geraldine Patrick Encina

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Geraldine Patrick Encina

Geraldine Patrick Encina is a Consultant for One Earth, Executive Director of Earth Timekeepers, a Member of the Grand Council of the Eagle and the Condor, a Member of the Otomi Council of the High Lerma River Basin, a Member of the Academic and Technical Committee of the Biocultural Heritage Network of the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT), a Member of Land Healers, a Member of the Interamerican Society for Astronomy in Culture (SIAC), and Board Member of the Pre-Columbian Society at UPenn Museum.

She earned a PhD in Social Sciences by El Colegio Mexiquense, A.C. and did a two-year Post Doctorate research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) on Mesoamerican Conceptions of Time-Space.

She has been professor of Ethnoecology and related topics in two renowned universities in Mexico: Intercultural University of Mexico State and Autonomous University of Mexico between 2007 and 2014. Between 2015 and 2020 she was a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, developing and offering courses both there and at Teachers College.

Her publications include: 1) Ecology and Wetland Culture in Almoloya del Río, 1900-2004. Towards a Sustainable Management of Chiconahuapan, a Remnant of the Lerma Wetland (In Spanish, SP). 2) Biocultural Sacred Sites in Mexico. 3) Multidimensional Bioethics as a Driver of Sustainable Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean (SP). 4) The Convention on Biological Diversity and Article 8(j): Original Peoples of Mexico, Biodiversity and Intellectual Property Rights (SP), 5) Collective Safeguarding of Biocultural Heritage as a Means to Guarantee Resilience of Socioecological Systems in Original Nations (SP); 6) Long Count in function of the Haab and its Relation with Venus-Moon. Applications in Chichen Itzá. 7) Panarchy in Zanbatha or a story of adaptive cycles in the Valley of the Moon (SP).