Ignacio Valero

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Ignacio Valero is a current associate professor of humanities and sciences at CCA. He has also taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Madrid, University of the Andes, Xavier University of Colombia, and other universities. He continues to present work and lecture internationally. 

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 knowledge economy, technology and the creative industries, the political economy of the image, social media, 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, pop culture, and social movements. Stemming from these interests, he is researching and writing on innovation and global neoliberalism, big data, fake news, media, populism & democracy, social ecology, biopolitical production, and aesthetics, under his original concepts of EcoDomics, the Aesthetic(s) of the Common(s), and the Emotariat.

He is also interested in understanding practices leading to critical and creative pedagogies.

Associate Professor, Diversity Studies
Associate Professor, Design
Associate Professor, Critical Studies
Associate Professor, Fine Arts


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