Diana Jimenez Thomas Rodriguez

Mexico

Development Studies (MPhil), 2018
Linacre College, Oxford

Funding: Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann

Diana earned her B.A. in International Relations (with distinction) from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2014. While studying, she participated in several development projects in Mexico and abroad. She acted as a one of the five Youth Representatives of Mexico at the G20 Youth Summit in 2010 and she participated as volunteer and coordinator in children education projects in Nepal and Mexico, among others. Currently, she works on an initiative against gender-based violence, called No Somos Medias Naranjas, which she co-founded and which seeks to raise public awareness and prevent violence against women in Mexico.

She is pursuing the MPhil in Development Studies because of her interest in addressing gender equality and sustainability in Mexico. Her current research concerns understanding, from a feminist political ecology approach, the indigenous movement in Hopelchen (Campeche, Mexico) against Monsanto’s genetically modified soybean seeds. After completing her degree, Diana intends to develop educational projects for promoting environmental cultures and to begin a research postgraduate degree through an action-research approach.

Articles by Diana Jimenez Thomas Rodriguez

Feminism and Storytelling

Diana Jimenez Thomas Rodriguez

Stories are powerful. They reflect what we socially consider good, valuable, and desirable. As we encounter them from a young age, stories inevitably influence our social imaginaries – that is, our worldviews, values and practices
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