Renzo Duin, Dr. (PhD), has been trained at the four-field Anthropology Department of the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, and has held teaching and research positions at the University of Florida (USA), Leiden University (the Netherlands), the University of Oxford (UK), and University College London (UCL). His research in the deep-history of Amazonian landscapes in Guiana (Venezuela east of the Orinoco, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil east of the Rio Negro and north of the Amazon) has been funded in part by Fellowships and Grants from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Duin’s multi-disciplinary (anthropology, ethnography, history, archaeology), multi-scalar (local, regional, global), multi-focal (backdrop, foregrounding), and multi-vocal (humanities, natural sciences, and indigenous knowledge), approach is developing into two interconnected axis of research; one focused on the (dis)continuities and transformation of Guiana identities, and the second focused on the entwinement of Amazonian indigenous peoples and places of rich biodiversity.
In combination with his research work, Renzo was regularly involved in: conceiving, setting up and managing projects; obtaining funding and/or supporting the capacity building of stakeholder organisations. He conducted several consultancies and provided professional services in such areas.