Ms Madeleine Penman

Ms Madeleine Penman

Position: PhD Candidate
School and/or Centres: School of Politics & International Relations


Location: Beryl Rawson Annex A (13A)


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Macquarie University Graduate Diploma on Extractive Industries: Sustainable Development and Oversight - Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Thesis topics

Mining companies as unexamined actors: Resource conflicts in Latin America

Madeleine has a background in advocacy, human rights and development, both in Australia and Latin America.  She was the Coordinator of the International Area of the Centre for Human Rights Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez (Centro Prodh) in Mexico City, and later worked as Programme Manager for UK development projects in Mexico. Subsequently she was the parliamentary liaison for the Office in Mexico of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Her interests include human rights, economic justice and the political economy of extractive industries.
Madeleine is interested in the social, economic, political and environmental implications of the recent mining boom in Latin America. In particular, her research looks at the conflicts that have arisen between communities and mining companies regarding large open-cut metal mining. 

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