Lorenza Fontana


I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow, in Scotland.

My research has addressed questions around the ethnic politics of socio-environmental conflicts, the domestic politics of human rights of vulnerable groups (including indigenous peoples, domestic workers and working children), and, more recently, the contentious politics of wildfires. I have also worked on the post-2015 development agenda and the challenges of fostering engagement from the Global South with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Recent Projects

Selected Publications

FONTANA L.B., Recognition Politics. Indigenous Rights and Ethnic Conflict in the Andes (2023) Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.

FONTANA L.B., A, Miramonti, C. Johnston (forthcoming 2023) ‘Women in Wildfire Crises: Exploring Lived Experiences of Conflict through Forum Theatre’. Studies in Social Justice.

Cole, A., FONTANA, L.B., Hirzel, M., Johnston, C. and Miramonti, A. (forthcoming 2023) ‘On burning ground: theatre of the oppressed and ecological crisis in Bolivia’. Cultural Geographies.

FONTANA L.B. (2020) ‘The Contentious Politics of Labour Rights as Human Rights: Lessons from the Implementation of Domestic Workers Rights in the Philippines’, Human Rights Quarterly 42: 859–877.