Elisa Sevilla

Coordinadora Ciudades Sustentables
(+593 2) 297-1700
Hayek Building, Subfloor HS-514D
  • Ph.D. in Social Sciences, FLACSO, Ecuador.
  • Master's in Latin American Studies, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
  • Master's in Molecular and Cell Biology, Pierre et Marie Curie University-Paris VI.
Professional Profile

Elisa Sevilla holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Flacso, Ecuador). At the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), she is a professor of History and a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Inequalities. Her publications delve into the history of knowledge circulation, encompassing expeditions, collections, museums, local scientists, and their transatlantic networks during the 19th century. With experience in coordinating interdisciplinary projects on disaster risk studies and environmental change, she received the Isabel Tobar Guarderas Award in Social Sciences from the Municipality of Quito (Ecuador) in 2016 for her book "Evolutionism in America and Europe: Anthropology, Biology, Politics, and Education." Her platform "reducirriesgosgosenquito.com" earned a Special Mention in Science, Technology, and Environment at the International Festival of New Non-Fiction Narratives (FINNOF, Argentina) in 2022.


Cooking, Trekking, Weaving