Pablo Ouziel is co-founder of the Cedar Trees Institute at the University of Victoria. He is Associate Fellowship at the Centre for Global Studies at the same university and is a visiting fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Pablo’s research interests include public philosophy, collective presences, horizontality, nonviolence and civic democracy. By standing within the tradition of public philosophy, the core of his work is centred on excavating networks of individuals governing themselves in numerous ways that supersede our current structures of representative government.
Pablo’s forthcoming book (2021) ‘Democracy Here and Now: The exemplary case of Spain’, makes the argument that if as researchers we want to study the broad field of democratization practices and democracies, we need to listen to individual self-descriptions in their own vernacular languages. This he suggests, is a healthy way towards understanding particular lifeways that he has learned through his dialogues of reciprocal elucidation within Spain’s 15M.
Research Interests: Crises of democracy, Civic democracy, Spain, Catalonia, and Public philosophy