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Diego Andreucci

Diego Andreucci is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of political and social sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and a member of the Entitle Political Ecology Collective. He holds a PhD from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2016). Prior to that, he studied philosophy and anthropology in Rome (Università La Sapienza) and received a master’s in human geography from the National University of Ireland, Galway. His recent investigation has examined political processes and indigenous-campesino mobilisations around natural resource extraction in the Andes, particularly Bolivia. Over the years he’s been involved in various environmentalist and anticapitalist organisations.

Rita Calvario

Rita Calvario is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. She is a member of the project JUSTFOOD that investigates peasant movements, alternative food networks and the challenges of building more just food systems in Europe, with a focus in Portugal and Romania. Her main research interests are on political ecology, agrarian change, rural social movements, food sovereignty, social justice struggles, and emancipatory politics. She holds a PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. As a Marie Curie ITN fellow of ENTITLE, her thesis elaborated on alternative food economies and anti-austerity politics from a political ecology perspective, with case-studies from Greece and Spain. Previously, she studied agronomy, rural sociology and agrarian economy (BSc), environmental and territorial planning (MsC), and climate change and sustainable development policies (MPhil). She is a member of the ENTITLE collective.

Irmak Ertör

Irmak Ertör is a political ecologist working on marine themes and a member of the ENTITLE Collective. She has obtained her PhD from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2017. As a Marie Curie ITN fellow of ENTITLE, her doctoral research investigated the political ecology of marine finfish aquaculture in Europe. After completing her PhD, she has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC-funded ENVJUSTICE project in ICTA, studying the global socio-environmental conflicts of fisher communities and their fisheries and environmental justice demands. Her recent research interests include fisheries and food sovereignty, theorizing the politics of the sea, blue degrowth, and marine environmental justice, among others.

Gustavo Garcia-Lopez

Gustavo Garcia-Lopez is an engaged scholar from the islands of Puerto Rico (Borikén) with a transdisciplinary social-environmental sciences training, integrating political ecology, environmental policy and planning, and institutional analysis. His research and practice centers on issues related to grassroots collective action initiatives that seek to advance transformations towards more just and sustainable worlds. His work has been geographically focused in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and most recently in Portugal, but also engages in transnational comparative analyses. He currently is a Researcher at the Center for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he forms part of the Ecology and Society (ECOSOC) Working Group. Until 2019, he was Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Planning at the University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras. Previous to that, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE). He is one of the Convenors of the Climate Justice Network, an international collaboration between US and Global South scholars, practitioners and activists. He is also a founding member of JunteGente, a space of encounters of grassroots movements against disaster capitalism and for another Puerto Rico possible.

Marien González Hidalgo

Marien González Hidalgo is a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, and a member of the Entitle Political Ecology Collective. She holds a PhD from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2017), funded by the Marie Curie ITN project ENTITLE, and being based at the University of Chile. Prior to that, she studied environmental sciences (Autonomous University of Madrid) and received a master’s degree in environmental studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her recent research has examined conceptually, methodologically and empirically the role of emotions in environmental conflicts, particularly in Southern Chile and Chiapas (Mexico), showing a constantly unresolved tension between the role of emotions as a channel for the subversion of hegemonic power and, conversely, their role in reproducing hegemonic power dynamics. She currently continues this line of research while analysing forestry conflicts in Sweden and Spain, with a feminist political ecology perspective. Over the years she has been involved in various environmentalist and feminist organisations. She is currently finalising her training as a Gestalt Therapist.

Santiago Gorostiza Langa

Santiago Gorostiza Langa is an environmental historian, environmental scientist and political ecologist working on modern and early modern Spanish history. He completed his PhD at the Centro de Estudos Sociais of Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) as a Marie Curie ITN fellow of the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE). His doctoral research, concluded in 2017, examined how the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the Francoist victory and state-building efforts transformed the country’s socioecological relations and landscapes, both materially and symbolically. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at ICTA-UAB.

Amelie Huber

Amelie Huber is a former ENTITLE fellow and PhD candidate at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) in Barcelona. Her work looks at the political ecology of hydropower development in the Eastern Himalayas/Northeast India. She is particularly interested in processes of depoliticization and knowledge construction related to water infrastructure and climate-related hazards and risks; identity politics in environmental conflicts; and other dimensions of environmental governance and development. Amelie holds an MSc in Land and Water Management from Wageningen University and a BA in Development Studies and South Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She lives in the German Alps and in Sicily.

Panagiota Kotsila

Panagiota Kotsila is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) in the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ). Her research examines the unequal distribution of risk, affecting livelihoods, health and well-being, and also how the very concepts of risk, health and well-being are constructed, mobilised and interpreted through and for power. She has done empirical research examining these issues through the study of hydro-development (Cyprus), water and sanitation systems (Vietnam), and vector-borne disease (Greece). Her recent work is around different forms of urban greening/re-naturing and the way this informs (in)justice in cities. She was a postdoctoral fellow in ENTITLE, and is now a mentor in the WEGO network.

Ilenia Iengo

Ilenia Iengo is a PhD fellow of WEGO-ITN in Feminist Political Ecology, at ICTA. Her work is positioned at the intersection of Feminist Urban Political Ecology, Environmental Justice and Social Reproduction Theory to focus on commoning projects arising in the wake of socio-environmental conflicts in Naples, Italy and she is eager to investigate in a participatory fashion how new emancipatory practices of just socio-ecological reproduction occur. The PhD is an evolution of her situated knowledge as scholar activist from the Land of Fires and Stop Biocidio coalition. She will engage with grassroots environmental justice, trans-feminist and anti-capitalist/racist/austerity movements in Naples and investigate tensions or possible alliances in struggles for a post-growth, inclusive right to the city. She is part of the Toxic Autobiographies: a Guerrilla Narrative project supporting embodied storytelling as a resistance tool against environmental contamination.

Irene Leonardelli

Irene Leonardelli is a PhD candidate at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, in the Netherlands and a Marie Curie fellow of the feminist political ecology network WEGO-ITN. She is researching how farmers in the rural areas of Maharashtra (India) are dealing with processes of agrarian restructuring and socionatural transformation, from a feminist critical perspective. Before starting her PhD, she worked for the IOM´s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, focusing particularly on environmental migration. She also collaborated with several NGOs in Sicily, Berlin and Colombia, conducting advocacy work and providing direct support to refugees and communities at risk of displacement.

Salvatore Paolo De Rosa

Salvatore Paolo De Rosa is a postdoctoral fellow at the Environmental Humanities Lab of KTH, currently researching the urban political ecology of grassroots movements’ resistance and adaptation to climate breakdown in Malmö, Sweden, within the project Occupy Climate Change! He completed his PhD in Human Geography from Lund University in 2017, with a dissertation examining the ‘waste conflicts’ of Campania in southern Italy, focusing on waste metabolism and on the strategies of reclamation of territory from below by social movements. His research areas are political ecology, geography and environmental anthropology while his work focuses on environmental conflicts, socioecological metabolisms and grassroots eco-politics. Besides Undisciplined Environments, he collaborates with the Italian magazine and publisher Napoli Monitor and several other independent magazines, blogs and publications. He is also an avid cinephile, a cook in his spare time, and a father.

Giorgos Velegrakis

Giorgos Velegrakis is an affiliated lecturer at the Philosophy and History of Science Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Previously a Marie Curie doctoral fellow, he has considerable research experience on issues of relevance to extractivism, political ecology, radical geography, socio-environmental conflicts and movements and STS. He is co-editor of “The Political Ecology of Austerity: Crisis, Social Movements, and the Environment”.

Irina Velicu

Irina Velicu is a Researcher working on socio-environmental conflicts in post-communist Europe at the Center for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently the Principle Investigator of the JustFood FCT project, expanding her work by looking at food justice. At CES, Dr. Velicu is a member of the POSTRADE nucleus and of the Ecology and Society (ECOSOC) Working Group, looking at the intersections of social and environmental justice. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii (USA) and an MA in International Studies from the University of Warwick (UK). Her work has received funding from national and international research organisations (including the EU-FCT, Marie Curie, Chevening Dr. Velicu worked as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher within the ENTITLE European Network of Political Ecology. Her recent publications can be found in Environmental Politics, Theory, Culture and Society, Ecological Economics, Geoforum, New Political Science, Globalizations.

Jonah Wedekind

Jonah Wedekind is an agrarian political ecologist at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin working on the developmental state, rural transformation, land conflicts and the green economy in Ethiopia. As a Marie Curie ITN fellow of ENTITLE, his doctoral research investigated the failures of speculative agrofuel land investment projects and their radical transformations of socio-ecological landscapes and livelihoods in frontier spaces of East Ethiopia. He previously worked as a student research assistant at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin and did an MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London. For this blog he hunts articles and tweets the latests posts and news. For current political ecology/economy debates concerning #Ethiopia, follow him @jowedekind.