Miriam Lang works as an associate professor for Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador. Her research focuses on development critique, systemic alternatives and the territorial implementation of Buen Vivir. She holds a PhD in sociology and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the Free University in Berlin. She combines decolonial and feminist perspectives with political economy and political ecology. She collaborates with the Latin American Permanent Working Group on Alternatives to Development and with internationalist, feminist, ecologist and anti-racist social movements. The book “Beyond Development – Alternative visions from Latin America” which she co-edited (2013) has been translated into nine languages.