Roxani is interested and has written about the relationship between human beings and the environment, especially adaptation to aquatic spaces, mainly among the Kukama-Kukamiria of the Peruvian Amazon. Her book project ´La Serpiente, madre del agua´ explores the social relationships of the Kukama-Kukamiria with their aquatic environment, being an archetype of the peoples living in the várzea ecosystems of the Amazon Basin, which connects with the central religious institution of aquatic shamanism as a total social fact. Her research topics focus on social and environmental aspects of development in indigenous peoples of the Loreto Region. Currently, this theme has been enlarged to the environmental urban development of the city of Iquitos.
Roxani Rivas’ Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2XKDIx4AAAAJ
Other Members of the Peru’s Organizing Team
Luisa Elvira Belaunde. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos