Dr. Elvin Delgado is the Director of the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in the Resource Management Program at Central Washington University. Dr. Delgado is a Fulbright scholar and his regional specialization is Latin America with over 13 years of research experience in Venezuela. He is the former chair of the Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.
In 2013, Dr. Delgado was among 28 scholars globally selected to participate in the ‘energy-water’ nexus training funded by the National Science Foundation Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (NSF-PASI). His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of energy (both traditional and alternative), political ecology, political economy and nature, and critical resources geography. Dr. Delgado’s research critically explores changing patterns of human-environment interactions in the context of fossil fuel production in Latin America.
Empirically, Dr. Delgado's research analyzes processes of socio-political struggles over resource development, the multi-scalar interconnections of the material flows of natural resources, and the socio-ecological transformations associated with resource extraction industries in sensitive aquatic ecosystems. Dr. Delgado’s new research looks at the political economy and political ecology of hydraulic fracturing in the Patagonia in Argentina.
He holds a Masters of Science in Geography and Planning from the University of Akron, Ohio and a Doctoral degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, New York.
Dr. Delgado is the Director and co-founder of the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies.
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