Ignacio Valero is a current associate professor of humanities and sciences at CCA. He has also taught at the University of Madrid, University of the Andes, and Xavier University of Columbia.

Ignacio was formerly with the International Center for Environmental Education, CIFCA, and the United Nations environment and development programs UNEP and UNDP. He was a senior associate with the Colombian Science Foundation, deputy director of Colombia's Environmental Protection Agency, and a member of the presidential advisory council for the writing of the new Colombian constitution.

Ignacio's current interests include the political economy of the image, consumption, desire, and the society of the spectacle; environment, globalization, and the commons; and the aesthetic, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of "archaic modernity" in science fiction, anime, gender and sexual difference, mass media, and sociopolitical development.

He is also interested in understanding practices leading to critical and creative pedagogies, and he is working on a poetry manuscript.

Associate Professor, Diversity Studies
Associate Professor, Design
Associate Professor, Critical Studies

BS, Southwest Missouri State University; MAT, University of Florida; PhD, University of California, Berkeley