Juliana Sánchez Castellanos

Colombian anthropologist graduated from the National University of Colombia with a Master's degree in Social Anthropology from the National School of Anthropology and History of Mexico in Mexico City. She has more than a decade of experience in accompanying indigenous grass-roots organizational processes in the northeastern Colombian Amazon from a gender perspective, focused on advising women's organizations that are part of indigenous governments. As a result of this experience, her areas of work and research are related to the strengthening of Amazonian indigenous traditional knowledge systems, gender categories and relations in the Colombian Amazon and political participation and the notion of the political in relation to the agency of indigenous women in the construction of the Colombian State. In the last six years she has led the Situated Gender Approach in the Gaia Amazonas Foundation.