About me and this website

About me

LC Productions, 2024

My name is Fausto Ignatov Vinueza (Quito, 1993), and I’m a social scientist based in Munich. I studied Political Science, Sociology, and Gender Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich), earning two master’s degrees in 2017. I’m currently a member of the Doctoral Program “Environment and Society” offered by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU. My doctoral research project explores the construction and reproduction of discourses on development and progress in “internalizing societies” directly related to extractivist policies and practices, as well as how narratives and discourses relate to the materiality of objects.

(Academic) interests & areas of expertise

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Energy Sociology
  • Petrocultures
  • Political Sociology
  • Medical and Health Sociology
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Global & One Health
  • Political Theory & Democracy Research
  • Gender Studies
  • De- & Postcolonial Studies
  • Food Studies
  • Qualitative Social Research
  • Participatory Methods
  • Ethics in Social Research

About this website

This website was conceived to generate the conditions for me to present my work, views, and opinions to a broader audience. This site is intended to work as a platform to present my projects and their content, as well as my views and opinions on current and relevant topics, enabling a respectful conversation and exchange, from which I’m sure not only my (research) projects but myself as a person can only benefit from.


This is a personal blog. Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to the blog owner and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that the owner may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.