Sonia Uribe

Sonia P. URIBE

Doctoral student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw


Research interests

  • sustainable development, environmental engineering and research in the global north and south
  • working with the public and private sectors and intergovernmental organizations in cross-cultural settings
  • the urban-rural nexus
  • protection of cultural and ecological heritage in the global south
  • responsible, sustainable and regenerative tourism
  • the effects of climate change on society


In progress



    • Co-founder of the Center for Regenerative, Holistic and Transformative Experiences in San Carlos, Colombia (in the process of developing a legal constitution). 2022
    • Co-founder of an intentional community, San Carlos, Colombia. 2021
    • Guest Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture in Leipzig, Germany. (2018-2020)
    • Researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Geography Department. Landscape Ecology and Biogeography. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin. (20172021)
    • Guest Researcher at the University of Alicante, Spain. (2014-February)
    • Guest Researcher, Latin American Studies, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3, IHEAL, France. (2012-2015)
    • Environmental Policy Consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris, France. (2007, 2009-2012)
    • Assistant Professor in the Mastère Spécialisé Politiques et Actions Publiques pour le Développement Durable, École des Ponts ParisTech in Paris, France. (2011-2011).


    • PhD Candidate, Doctoral School of Social Science. Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Department of Tourism and Recreation Geography, University of Warsaw, Poland. PhD research title: “Synergies and tradeoffs between UNESCO World Heritage and Tourism Development: The case of Salento, Colombia”.
    • Postgraduate in Landscape Analysis: Management Tool, Management and Territorial Planning. Campus Fondo Verde, Spain, Recognition for Outstanding Level of Applied Study.
    • Master of Public Affairs with specialization in International Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA.
    • Master of Science in Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA.
    • S. Civil Engineering, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería, Bogotá, Colombia.