Derly Sánchez Vargas

PhD student


I am a sociologist (B.A Universidad Nacional de Colombia; M.A Lancaster University), currently Ph.D. student in Organisation Work and Technology in the Management School. I have worked primarily in science and technology studies and recently in Organisation Studies. My Ph.D research is about the role of certification standards in the production of sustainable coffees, following as case study the use of Rainforest Alliance in Colombia. I am interested in exploring the role of knowledge practices in agri-food governance, in particular the role of standardization infrastructure in the regulation of practices and in the shaping of markets. In parallel I have professional experience as consultant in Public Engagement with Science and Technology in Science Centres in Colombia.