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Iván Vargas Roncancio

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Assistant Professor
Law and Society (LASO)

Office: 722 Ross Building South
Email: ivandvr@yorku.ca

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Iván Darío Vargas-Roncancio acted as associate director for the Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA) and held a post-doctoral position with the Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) program at McGill (2021 – 2023). Iván worked for the Everyday Peace Indicators Project as an institutional ethnographer at George Mason University (2017-18) and was a “Francisco José de Caldas” scholar (COLCIENCIAS, 2013-2016).

He is currently co-PI for the intercultural project “A Community Path to Higher Education: The Biocultural Indigenous University of the Inga People of Colombia” (Spencer Foundation, Research-Practice Partnership Grant Program, 2022-2025).

His research focuses on Earth law and the rights of nature; Indigenous legal cosmologies in Amazonia; anthropology of plant-human relations, and critical pedagogies.

Publications

He has published in the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Australian Feminist Law Journal, Sustainability, and the Boletín de Antropología, among others. He has two forthcoming books: Pedagogies for the Ecozoic (Cambridge University Press, co-author) and Law, Place and Plants in Amazonia: Sentient Legalities (Routledge Law, Justice, and Ecology book series).

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Degrees

Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences (2021), McGill University
J.D (2008) and an LL.M in Law and Bioscience (2011), National University of Colombia

Research Interests

Law and Justice , Anthropology, Earth Law, Rights of Nature, Indigenous Cosmologies and Legalities, Climate Governance, Amazonia, Canada
Books

Publication
Year

Vargas Roncancio, ID. (2024). Law, Humans and Plants in the Andes-Amazon: The Lawness of Life. Routledge (Law, Justice and Ecology Book Series).

2024

Vargas Roncancio, I.D., & Sterlin, J. Grear A., Boulot, E., (Eds) (2021), Posthuman Legalities: New Materialism and Law Beyond the Human.” Cheltenham UK/ Northampton-USA: Edward Elgar Press: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781802203332/9781802203332.xml

2021

Vargas Roncancio, ID & Brown, P. (Forthcoming). Pedagogies for the Ecozoic. Cambridge University Press.


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2023). “Law as Relation and the Co-emergence of Beings: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Legal Education for Socioecological Transitions.” In Thomas Giddens and Dundee Luca Siliquini-Cinelli (Eds). Life and the Structures of the Law School: The Biopolitics of Legal Education. Vol. 2 (Resisting the Law School). London – NY: Routledge.

2023

Vargas Roncancio, I.D and Mutumbajoy., S. (2023). “Indigenous Community” and "Indigenous Rights" in Haddad B. and Solomon B (Eds), Dictionary of Ecological Economics, Cheltenham UK/ Northampton-USA: Edward Elgar Press.

2023

Vargas Roncancio, I.D., (2022) “Unas palabritas de ayer. Despertando a la Conversa. On Connections, Free Associations and Political Possibilities in Latin America.” In Molano P., Rocha-Vivas, M., & Rojas-Sotelo, M., (eds). Mingas de la Imagen. Estudios Ecocríticos, Indígenas e Interculturales, Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

2022

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2021). “Conjuring Sentient Beings and Relations in the Law: Rights of Nature and a Comparative Praxis of Legal Cosmologies.” In Anker, K., Burdon, P., Garver, G., Maloney M., & Sbert, C. (eds.). From Environmental to Ecological Law, London – NY: Routledge.

2021

Vargas Roncancio, I.D., and Chindoy, H. (2021). “Indigenous Legalities.” In Zelle, A., Wilson, G., Adam, R., Greene, H., (eds.). Earth Law: Emerging Ecocentric Law. A practitioner’s Guide. Aspen Coursebook Series. Wolters Kluwer.

2021

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2021). “Yoco (Paullinia yoco)” In Ryan, J., Gagliano, M., and Vieira, P., (eds.) The Mind of Plants. Synergetic Press: Santa Fe.

2021

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2020). “Forest on Trial: Towards a relational theory of legal agency for transitions into the Ecozoic.” Orr, C., Kish, K., & Jennings, B. Liberty and the Ecological Crisis: Freedom on a Finite Planet. London – NY: Routledge.

2020

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Vargas Roncancio, I.D.; Biemann, U.; Del Hierro, S.; Hernández Bello, A.; Micarelli, G., and Ramírez, J. (2022). “An Indigenous University.” In The Architectural Review, Fall 2022.

2022

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2022) "A World Where Many Worlds Fit" in: Journal for Architecture and Urbanism - ARCH+ 250 The Great Repair – Politics of the Repair Society (December 2022), Page 154–159.

2022

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. and Gagliano, Monica. (2020). “Why would the fish pain debate be so contentious?” Forum Letter in response to Vettese T. et al (2020) “The Great Fish Pain Debate: What happens when scientists get hooked on a question that could be argued forever?” In Issues in Science and Technology, Summer, 49-53.

2020

Vargas Roncancio, I.D., Temper, L., Sterlin, J., Smolyar, N.L., Sellers, S., Moore, M., Melgar-Melgar, R., Larson, J., Horner, C., Erickson, J.D., Egler, M., Brown, P.G., Boulot, E., Beigi, T., Babcock, M. (2019). “From the Anthropocene to Mutual Thriving: An Agenda for Higher Education in the Ecozoic.” Sustainability 11, 3312.

2019



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2025 AP/SOSC3376 3.0 M Legal Pluralism SEMR
Fall/Winter 2024 AP/SOSC2350 6.0 A Law and Society LECT
Fall/Winter 2024 AP/SOSC4350 6.0 C Law and Society Honours Seminar ONLN


Iván Darío Vargas-Roncancio acted as associate director for the Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA) and held a post-doctoral position with the Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) program at McGill (2021 – 2023). Iván worked for the Everyday Peace Indicators Project as an institutional ethnographer at George Mason University (2017-18) and was a “Francisco José de Caldas” scholar (COLCIENCIAS, 2013-2016).

He is currently co-PI for the intercultural project “A Community Path to Higher Education: The Biocultural Indigenous University of the Inga People of Colombia” (Spencer Foundation, Research-Practice Partnership Grant Program, 2022-2025).

His research focuses on Earth law and the rights of nature; Indigenous legal cosmologies in Amazonia; anthropology of plant-human relations, and critical pedagogies.

Publications

He has published in the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Australian Feminist Law Journal, Sustainability, and the Boletín de Antropología, among others. He has two forthcoming books: Pedagogies for the Ecozoic (Cambridge University Press, co-author) and Law, Place and Plants in Amazonia: Sentient Legalities (Routledge Law, Justice, and Ecology book series).

Degrees

Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences (2021), McGill University
J.D (2008) and an LL.M in Law and Bioscience (2011), National University of Colombia

Research Interests

Law and Justice , Anthropology, Earth Law, Rights of Nature, Indigenous Cosmologies and Legalities, Climate Governance, Amazonia, Canada

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2023). “Law as Relation and the Co-emergence of Beings: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Legal Education for Socioecological Transitions.” In Thomas Giddens and Dundee Luca Siliquini-Cinelli (Eds). Life and the Structures of the Law School: The Biopolitics of Legal Education. Vol. 2 (Resisting the Law School). London – NY: Routledge.

2023

Vargas Roncancio, I.D and Mutumbajoy., S. (2023). “Indigenous Community” and "Indigenous Rights" in Haddad B. and Solomon B (Eds), Dictionary of Ecological Economics, Cheltenham UK/ Northampton-USA: Edward Elgar Press.

2023

Vargas Roncancio, I.D., (2022) “Unas palabritas de ayer. Despertando a la Conversa. On Connections, Free Associations and Political Possibilities in Latin America.” In Molano P., Rocha-Vivas, M., & Rojas-Sotelo, M., (eds). Mingas de la Imagen. Estudios Ecocríticos, Indígenas e Interculturales, Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

2022

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2021). “Conjuring Sentient Beings and Relations in the Law: Rights of Nature and a Comparative Praxis of Legal Cosmologies.” In Anker, K., Burdon, P., Garver, G., Maloney M., & Sbert, C. (eds.). From Environmental to Ecological Law, London – NY: Routledge.

2021

Vargas Roncancio, I.D., and Chindoy, H. (2021). “Indigenous Legalities.” In Zelle, A., Wilson, G., Adam, R., Greene, H., (eds.). Earth Law: Emerging Ecocentric Law. A practitioner’s Guide. Aspen Coursebook Series. Wolters Kluwer.

2021

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2021). “Yoco (Paullinia yoco)” In Ryan, J., Gagliano, M., and Vieira, P., (eds.) The Mind of Plants. Synergetic Press: Santa Fe.

2021

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2020). “Forest on Trial: Towards a relational theory of legal agency for transitions into the Ecozoic.” Orr, C., Kish, K., & Jennings, B. Liberty and the Ecological Crisis: Freedom on a Finite Planet. London – NY: Routledge.

2020

Books

Publication
Year

Vargas Roncancio, ID. (2024). Law, Humans and Plants in the Andes-Amazon: The Lawness of Life. Routledge (Law, Justice and Ecology Book Series).

2024

Vargas Roncancio, I.D., & Sterlin, J. Grear A., Boulot, E., (Eds) (2021), Posthuman Legalities: New Materialism and Law Beyond the Human.” Cheltenham UK/ Northampton-USA: Edward Elgar Press: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781802203332/9781802203332.xml

2021

Vargas Roncancio, ID & Brown, P. (Forthcoming). Pedagogies for the Ecozoic. Cambridge University Press.


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Vargas Roncancio, I.D.; Biemann, U.; Del Hierro, S.; Hernández Bello, A.; Micarelli, G., and Ramírez, J. (2022). “An Indigenous University.” In The Architectural Review, Fall 2022.

2022

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. (2022) "A World Where Many Worlds Fit" in: Journal for Architecture and Urbanism - ARCH+ 250 The Great Repair – Politics of the Repair Society (December 2022), Page 154–159.

2022

Vargas Roncancio, I.D. and Gagliano, Monica. (2020). “Why would the fish pain debate be so contentious?” Forum Letter in response to Vettese T. et al (2020) “The Great Fish Pain Debate: What happens when scientists get hooked on a question that could be argued forever?” In Issues in Science and Technology, Summer, 49-53.

2020

Vargas Roncancio, I.D., Temper, L., Sterlin, J., Smolyar, N.L., Sellers, S., Moore, M., Melgar-Melgar, R., Larson, J., Horner, C., Erickson, J.D., Egler, M., Brown, P.G., Boulot, E., Beigi, T., Babcock, M. (2019). “From the Anthropocene to Mutual Thriving: An Agenda for Higher Education in the Ecozoic.” Sustainability 11, 3312.

2019



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2025 AP/SOSC3376 3.0 M Legal Pluralism SEMR
Fall/Winter 2024 AP/SOSC2350 6.0 A Law and Society LECT
Fall/Winter 2024 AP/SOSC4350 6.0 C Law and Society Honours Seminar ONLN