About UsEryka Silva Galindo


Eryka Silva Galindo is a research associate for the junior research group Food for Justice: Power, Politics and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy (2019-2025), funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Eryka holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Brasilia. Furthermore, she completed a specialization degree in participatory democracy, republic, and social movements with the Political Science Department of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG. Currently, she is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Latin American Studies (LAI) of Freie Universität Berlin. Her experience also includes working for the National Confederation of Agricultural Workers and the Confederation of Mercosur Family Producers Organization.

Her developing doctoral research focuses on the actions taken as part of social movements for the right to food security in the Brazilian semi-arid region, analyzing how they impact and transform food systems.



 Her research interests are social theory, political sociology, historical sociology, rural sociology, feminist theories, decolonial studies, social movements studies, peasants studies, rural women's movement studies, food studies, social inequalities, agroecology, Latin American studies, Brazilian studies, and qualitative methodologies.



  • Galindo, E. D. S. Jovens do campo - reflexões sobre as trajetórias e sentidos da participação no movimento sindical (Youth of the field - reflections on the trajectories and meanings of participation in the union movement). Conclusion Monograph of the Specialization Course in Participatory Democracy, Republic and Social Movements/UFMG.
Working Papers
Book Chapters
  • Galindo, E. D. S. Sou jovem do campo: caminhos de construção da identidade juvenil no sindicalismo rural. In: Geraldo Leão and Maria Isabel Antunes (Org.). Juventudes do Campo – 1 ed – Belo Horizonte: Autêntica Editora, 2015 – (Coleção Caminhos da Educação do Campo). p.107-124.
Articles in Newspapers, Magazines, and Websites
  • MOTTA, Renata.; TEIXEIRA, M. A; GALINDO, E. (2021) Pandemia da insegurança alimentar. Folha de São Paulo, São Paulo, 27 abr. 


Eryka Silva Galindo

Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies - HCIAS
Brunnengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg
Email: eryka.galindo(at)uni-heidelberg.de