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.