Juan Gabriel Renom holds a BSc in Anthropology with special mention in anthropological applications in culture, environment and society and was awarded with the Extraordinary Graduation Award 2013 (1st in his promotion) of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB). Also he holds a MSc in Advanced Research in Anthropology with specialization in Ethnographic and Transcultural Research from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a Master’s thesis on pastoral commons in East Africa. He is currently doing his PhD research on Tanzanian pastoral Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (hereafter ICCAs) as a FI grant holder associated to the LASEG and under the supervision of Dr. Pablo Domínguez. He is also affiliated to the Research Group on Anthropology and History of the Social and Political Identity Construction (AHCISP-UAB).
Amongst his research interests are the identification of traditional ecological knowledges and practices which are inherent to pastoral ICCAs and the analysis of their values, in terms of sustainability, conservation and welfare perception by the communities. Also, he is interested on the symbolic and practical relationships between humans and nature, and the potential support to these systems through processes of heritization (e.g.: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1153). All his current work is concentrated among the Wahehe of Iringa (Tanzania). At the same time, being of Colombian origin, he also has an accumulated knowledge and interest about the Afro-Colombian communities of the Pacific region (Colombia).
ICCA, pastoralism, Customary institutions, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Heritization, East Africa