Dr. Oliver Raimund Froehling
Oliver Froehling (MA 1993) is a geographer, originally from Germany, who did most of this academic work in the US, first in Nebraska and an unfinished PhD at the University of Kentucky. He has been living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico, since 1996, doing research on indigenous autonomy and civil society un Mexico while founding and working with a number of NGOs in Oaxaca. He is currently the director of SURCO and holds an affiliation with the University of Arizona, University of Kentucky, and University of Vermont. His current work in Oaxaca involver using academic tools and connections for social movements, i.e. the formulation of theories and production of data to achieve particular social goals, as wells as work in communications, GIS, sustainability and developing education systems with indigenous communities, within the overarching goal of facilitating the appropriation of social and digital technologies by communities.