Felix M. Dorn, PhD

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E-Mail: felix.dorn(at)uibk.ac.at
Office: Bruno-Sander-Haus, 6. Stock, Zi. 60605
Address: Felix M. Dorn
Institut für Geographie
Innrain 52f
A-6020 Innsbruck

 

About

 

Research Interests
  • Political Ecology
  • Transformation research
  • Global Production Networks
  • Development Studies
  • Ecological Economics

  

Regional Focus
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Global Interrelations

  

Publications

Dorn, Felix M.; Hafner, Robert; Plank, Christina (forthcoming): Towards a climate change consensus: How mining and agriculture legitimize green extractivism in Argentina. The Extractive Industries and Society.

Coy, Martin; Dorn, Felix M.; Huber, Christoph & Töpfer, Tobias (forthcoming): Regional and urban development under the signs of globalization. The soy complex and the city of agribusiness in Mato Grosso (Brazil). Journal of Latin American Geography.

Dorn, Felix M. & Gundermann, Hans (2022): Mining companies, indigenous communities, and the state: The political ecology of lithium in Chile (Salar de Atacama) and Argentina (Salar de Olaroz-Cauchari). Journal of Political Ecology 29(1): 341–359. DOI: 10.2458/jpe.5014.

Dorn, Felix M.; Hafner, Robert; Ruiz Peyré, Fernando & Krapovickas, Julieta (2022): (Counter-)Imperial Mode of Living and Surviving: contextualizations from South America. DIE ERDE - Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin 152(2): 97-108. DOI: 10.12854/erde-2022-620.

Dorn, Felix M. (2021): Inequalities in resource-based global production networks: resistance to lithium mining in Argentina (Jujuy) and Portugal (Região Norte). Journal für Entwicklungspolitik 37(4), 70-91. DOI: 10.20446/JEP-2414-3197-37-4-70  

Coy, Martin; Huber, Christoph & Dorn, Felix M. (2021): Soja für den Weltmarkt. Wie das Globale Produktionsnetzwerk des Agrobusiness die brasilianische Peripherie durchdringt. Geographische Rundschau 73(12), 4-9.

Dorn, Felix M. (2021): Der Lithium-Rush. Sozial-ökologische Konflikte um einen strategischen Rohstoff in Argentinien. München: oekom.

Dorn, Felix M. (2021): Changing territorialities in the Argentine Andes. Lithium mining at Salar de Olaroz Cauchari and Salinas Grandes. DIE ERDE - Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin 152(1), 1-17. DOI: 10.12854/erde-2021-515.

Dorn, Felix M. (2020): Der Lithium-Rush. Lokale Extraktionsbedingungen im Kontext Globaler Produktionsnetzwerke in Nordwest-Argentinien. PhD dissertation, Innsbruck University.

Dorn, Felix M. & Ruiz Peyré, Fernando (2020): Lithium as a Strategic Resource: Geopolitics, Industrialization, and Mining in Argentina. Journal of Latin American Geography 19(4), 68-90. DOI: 10.1353/lag.2020.0101.

Dorn, Felix M. & Huber, Christoph (2020): Global Production Networks and natural resource extraction: adding a political ecology perspective. Geographica Helvetica 75(2), 183-193. DOI: 10.5194/gh-75-183-2020.

Coy, Martin; Töpfer, Tobias; Zirkl, Frank & Dorn, Felix M. (2020): Agribusiness and rural-urban linkages: The case of Sinop in Northern Mato Grosso, Brazil. In: Kratzer, Armin & Jutta Kister (eds.): Rural-Urban Linkages for Sustainable Development (49-63). London: Routledge.

Dorn, Felix M. (2020): Electro-movilidad y minería del litio: Tendencias en un mercado globalizado. Boletín de estudios geográficos (112), 115-130.

Ruiz Peyré, F. & Dorn, Felix M. (2020): Aprovechamiento del litio en el Noroeste Argentino - realidades, desafíos y perspectivas en un mundo globalizado. Scripta Nova 24(632), 1-27. DOI: 10.1344/sn2020.24.22466.

Dorn, Felix M. (2019): Neue Technik, neue Rohstoffe - Transformation der Automobilität und die Produktion von Lithium in Südamerika. In: Schmidt, Matthias; Middendorf, Serge Leopold & Sebastian Purwins (eds.): The Power of Political Ecology: Tagungsband zur ersten augsburger.forschungswerkstatt (19-26). Augsburg: Geographica Augustana.

Dorn, Felix M. (2019): The myth of Resilience: Externalizations of a neoliberal idea in the case of lithium mining in Latin AmericaIn: Ulf Hahne (ed.): Resilience - a Challenge for Sustainable Urban and Regional Development / Transformationen für eine resiliente Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung (7-20). Kassel: Universität Kassel (Working Papers, Forschungen F1/2019).

Dorn, Felix M. & Hafner, Robert (2017): Re-primarization revisited: An analysis of decision-making variables in the Argentine soy agribusiness (1993-2015). Sustentabilidade em Debate 9(2), 14-26. DOI: 10.18472/SustDeb.v9n2.2018.28611.

Dorn, Felix M. (2017): Limitations to Social-Ecological Transformations: The case of soybean cultivation and lithium mining in Argentina. In: Dorn, Felix M. & Armin Kratzer (eds.): Dokonara 2015 – Internationales DoktorandInnenkolleg Nachhaltige Raumentwicklung „Governance for Sustainability Transitions: Herausforderungen und Veränderungsprozesse in Regionen gestalten“ (59-73). Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press (Conference Series).

Dorn, Felix M. (2017): Argentiniens ökonomische Erfolgsgeschichte. Das Entwicklungsmodell Soja und seine sozialen Kosten. In: Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft: Innsbrucker Jahresbericht 2016-2017 (S. 97-108). Innsbruck: Geographie Innsbruck.

 

Conference presentations

Dorn, Felix M. (2022): Territorialities of transformation. Zwischen grünem Extraktivismus und sozial-ökologischen Alternativen. zweite.augsburger.forschungswerkstatt: the plurality of political ecology. Augsburg, Germany, 07.05.2022.

Dorn, Felix M. (2022): Minería de litio y eco-colonización. La red global de producción en el noroeste de Argentina. LASA2022. San Francisco, United States (online), 05.05.2022.

Dorn, Felix M. (2022): Indigenous communities, mining companies and the state. Development discourses, power relations and resistance to lithium mining in Argentina and Chile. Sustainability and Lithium Mining (Chile/EU). Utrecht, Netherlands, 12.04.2022.

Bazzani, Emiliano; Scattolini, Agustina E. & Dorn, Felix M. (2021): Experiencias y decisiones relativas a la producción y edición de “Bajo La Sal”.  Epistemologías del Sur – Diálogos y tensiones entre saberes ancestrales e institucionalizados. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29.11.2021.

Dorn, Felix M. & Huber, Christoph (2021): Südamerikanische Resourcescapes. Globale Produktionsnetzwerke und sozial-ökologische Konflikte in Zeiten des Anthropozän. Cultures in the Anthropocene Conference. Innsbruck, Austria, 02.07.2021.

Dorn, Felix M. (2019): Hacia una red de producción extractiva: Minería del litio en los Andes Argentinos. Escola de Verão: Desenvolvimento regional e os desafios da transformação sócio-ambiental. Nals, Italy, 18.10.2019.

Dorn, Felix M. (2019): Neue Technik, neue Rohstoffe: Sozial-ökologische Perspektiven des Lithium-Booms in Argentinien. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (DKG). Kiel, Germany, 28.09.2019.

Dorn, Felix M. (2019): Mining and Development in the Andes: Argentina's regional lithium-GPN. International Mountain Conference (IMC). Innsbruck, Austria, 09.09.2019.

Ruiz Peyré, Fernando & Dorn, Felix M. (2019): Contested Lithiumscapes in Southamerica - Nature, Control and Power in the Lithium-Triangle. 2nd Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics: Resources for a social-ecological transformation. Innsbruck, Austria, 02.03.2019.

Dorn, Felix M. (2018): El Oro Blanco - La Puna Argentina entre estilos de vida tradicionales y minería del litio. Workshop Internacional Extractivismo Minero en el Sur de los Andes. San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, 17.08.2018.

Dorn, Felix M. (2018): The White Gold - The Argentine Puna between traditional lifestyles and lithium mining. augsburger.forschungswerkstatt: the power of political ecology. Augsburg, Germany, 17.11.2018.

Dorn, Felix M. (2017): Lithium as a strategic resource for the sustainability transition. International Doctoral Colloquium in Sustainable Spatial Development: Resilience – a Challenge for Sustainable Urban and Regional Development. Hofgeismar, Germany.

 

Teaching & Guest Lectures

2022S EX Regionalgeographie: Exkursion (Industrie und Umwelt im Rahmen der Globalisierung), Universität Innsbruck.

2022 Special Issue Presentation. Inequalities in resource-based global production networks. Resistance to lithium mining in Argentina (Jujuy) and Portugal (Região Norte). Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik, JEP-Presentation: Imperial Mode of Living 'at work' in Latin America, Wien, 02.06.2022.

2022 Guest Lecture. Eco-colonialismo y extractivismo verde. Transición energética global y minería del litio en Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, 24.05.2022.

2022 Guest Lecture. La fiebre del litio. Conflictos socio-ecológicos por una materia prima estratégica en Argentina. 70th Anniversary of Escuela Superior de Economia, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, 11.05.2022.

2022 Guest Lecture. From green extractivism to social-ecological alternatives. Labex ITTEM - Innovations et transitions territoriales en montagne, Université Grenoble Alpes, 29.03.2022.

2022 Guest Lecture. Von Methodenpluralismus und Methodenreinheit. Politisch-ökologische Feldforschung in den argentinischen Anden. Politische Ökologie Seminar, Universität Augsburg, 26.01.2022.

2021 Guest Lecture. Territorialities of transformation - From green extractivism to social-ecological alternatives. Development Research Seminar series, Utrecht University, 22.11.2021.

2020S UE Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten, Universität Innsbruck.

2019S La cadena de valor del litio en América Latina. Capacitación del IES N°3, Abra Pampa, Argentina.

 
Posters

Dorn, Felix M. (2019): Mining and Development in the Andes: Argentina's regional lithium-GPN. International Mountain Conference (IMC). Innsbruck: Universität Innsbruck. 

 

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