Dr José Luis Fajardo Escoffié

Department of Geography

Research Associate

José Fajardo portrait

Full contact details

Dr José Luis Fajardo Escoffié
Department of Geography
Geography and Planning Building
Winter Street
S3 7ND

After gaining a Social Anthropology Degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in México, I went on to do an MA in Visual Anthropology and a PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media, both at The University of Manchester.
My experience includes working for charities and government agencies in Mexico as a social anthropologist and as a photographer in projects related with the conservation, perception, and restoration of nature under the logic of social participation. I have also participated in the production of documentary films in Peru and in the UK.

Research interests

I am interested in fieldwork-based research that lies at the intersection of agriculture, food consumption, sustainable management of the environment, and visual representation. I use audiovisual media as a tool to mediate collaborative participation and to present my research.

I have conducted fieldwork research in Mexico, Peru, Wales, and England looking at natural protected areas, ecovillages, food chains, and food heritage. 

I am Research Associate in the project “Agri-Environmental Governance Post-Brexit” funded by the ESRC and led by Dr Ruth Little. This project aims “to understand and develop new principles and practices of co-production and investigate how they can be deployed to help design, deliver and evaluate the post-Brexit Environmental Land Management policy development process.”

Teaching activities

Teaching assistant in the Department of Social Anthropology at The University of Manchester for the courses: “Regional Studies of Culture: Africa” and “Regional Studies of Culture: Oceania”.

Teaching assistant in the Faculty of Anthropological Sciences at The Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (Mexico) for the course: “Techniques for Qualitative Research”.