Oliver Froehling

About Oliver Froehling

Oliver Froehling lives in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he co-founded SURCO(www.surcooaxaca.org), a center for autonomous education and local activism. His research interests-which are integrated into his practical activities at SURCO - include NGOs and neoliberal policy, critical geopolitics, and alternatives to economics. 

Research Interests

Political Ecology, non-governmental organizations, digital media, Social Movements, Social Theory

Selected Publications

“Managerialism in Motion: Lessons from Oaxaca.” (with John Paul Jones III and Susan M.Roberts) Journal of Latin American Studies, 2011, v 43, n. 4, pp. 633-662. 

 “Neoliberal development through technical assistance: Constructing communities of entrepreneurial subjects in Oaxaca, Mexico.” (with Margath Walker, Susan Roberts and John Paul Jones III), Geoforum, 2008, v. 39, n.1, pp. 527-542.

 “When Participation Meets Empowerment: The WWF and the Politics of Invitation in the Chimalapas, Mexico.” (with David Walker, John Paul Jones III and Susan M. Roberts). Annals of the Association of American Geographers 97 (2), 2007, pp. 423–444.  

“Mapping the Grassroots: Regional structure of NGO formalization in Oaxaca, Mexico”. (with Sarah Moore, Jamie Winders, Oliver Fröhling, John Paul Jones III and Susan M. Roberts), Journal of International Development 18, 2006, pp.1-15.

“NGOs and the Globalization of Managerialism: A Research Framework”(with Susan Roberts and John Paul Jones III), World Development, Vol. 33, NO. 11, 2005, pp. 1845-1864.

"New World Warriors:  a Comparative Analysis of the Zapatista and US Patriot Movements" (with Carole Gallaher), Social and Cultural Geography, Vol.3, No 1, 2002 ,pp.81-102.

"Imagining the Mexican Election," (with John Paul Jones III and Carole Gallaher), Antipode, Vol. 33, No.1, 2001, pp.1-16.

"Internauts and Guerilleros: The Zapatista rebellion in  Chiapas, Mexico and its extension into Cyberspace," in Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Spaces and Relations. in Crang, Michael, Phil Crang and Jon May, eds. New York: Routledge, 1999, pp. 164-177.

"A war of Ink and Internet: Cyberspace and the Uprising in Chiapas." Geographical Review. Vol.  87, No. 2, 1997, 291-307

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Contact Information

Oliver Froehling
Director of the UA summer program in Oaxaca and Director of SURCO Servicios Universitarios y Redes de Conocimientos en Oaxaca AC