Laura García-Portela is a PhD candidate (‘La Caixa’ Fellow) at the University of Graz. She is a member of the Doctoral Program in Philosophy and an associate member of the Doctoral Program in Climate Change. She studied in Madrid (Spain) a 5-years Bachelor in Philosophy (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM) and a Masters in Theory and Culture Criticism (Universidad Carlos III, UC3M). She started her doctoral studies at the University of Valencia (UV) and currently continues her studies at the University of Graz. She has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Keele (UK) and the University of Washington (US). During her carrier, she has taught undergraduate modules in Logic and Ethics at UAM; first-year undergraduate modules in Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophical Methodology, and an advanced module in Problems of Metaphysics (UV)
Her research interests cover ethics and political philosophy, with a focus on climate change and environmental problems. She is currently developing her dissertation on a normative foundation for climate policies of Loss and Damage. She has collaborated in collective works on green democracy, intergenerational justice and global studies. Her work has also appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as the ‘American Journal of Semiotics’. She contributes to climate change outreach in ‘Infolibre’ and ‘eldiario.es’ .