Chaya Ocampo Go is a transnational Filipina scholar whose work is a commitment to life and resurgence in ravaged ecologies-communities at the front lines of the climate crisis. She trained as a cultural anthropologist and holds a Masters of Arts in Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice from the University of British Columbia. She has served in a multiple of community development projects advocating for Indigenous peoples’ rights in the Philippines, and coordinated the Secretariat for Task Force Tabang Visayas in response to Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in 2013.
She is currently a PhD student at York University’s Geography Department, and a research fellow for the Citizens’ Disaster Response Centre in the Philippines. Her work remains focused on feminist analyses of disasters, including mapping local and Indigenous knowledges for surviving the climate crisis in the Philippines.
Keywords: political ecology of disasters; critical human geography; feminist and decolonizing methodologies; community hazard (counter)mapping; social and climate justice