Andrea Carrión (Ph.D. Geography, Carleton University). Her doctoral investigation explores the restructuring of resource regulation in Ecuador through an extended case study of the gold district of Zaruma-Portovelo, Ecuador, 1896-1998. She develops a scale-sensitive, ethnographic and historical approach to State theory that highlights the differential involvement of multiple actors and everyday processes shaping resource governance in mining regions. She gives emphasis to documenting ‘praxis’ and bringing to the debate voices that represent different positions and perspectives. Her professional practice and academic interests revolve around local governance, urban management, social production of habitat, public policies, and land use planning. Currently, she works as an academic advisor at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, IAEN.