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3-year PhD Research Fellowship in Human Geography on Green energy unionism, University of Oslo

** Re-Posted via David Jordhus-Lier **

The University of Oslo has just announced a 3-year PhD Research Fellowship in Human Geography, as a part of “WAGE: Work, labour and greening the economy” – a consortium project investigating the role of energy unions and oil workers in system transformation in Norway, Canada and Nigeria. Scandinavian fluency is preferable, but not an absolute requirement.

Full details here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/156609/phd-research-fellowship-in-human-geography

If you have any questions, please contact david.jordhus-lier@sosgeo.uio.no.

Please circulate the call for applications to potential candidates!

Thanks!

David Jordhus-Lier
Professor
Dept of Sociology and Human Geography
University of Oslo

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Postdoctoral position, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

** Posted on behalf of Seema Arora Jonsson **

A Postdoctoral position is open at the Department of Urban and Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Project proposals are welcome that bring a feminist lens on to questions of European rural development and its global interconnections such as in the contexts of agrarian change, global environmental and climate governance, questions of indigeneity and resource governance and migration and welfare politics.

Applicants should provide a 2000-5000 word research proposal in English that asks a specific set of questions within one of the wider topics outlined here, being sure to articulate how the project addresses questions of justice.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in the social sciences or humanities and documented expertise in the area of his/her proposal and of having fieldwork skills.

For further information and link to application form, please see

https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=1155&rmlang=UK

 


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Journal of Political Ecology special section on power in political ecology, and other new articles in Vol. 25

** Re-blogged via Simon Batterbury/Journal of Political Ecology **

Vol. 25 of Journal of Political Ecology [free to read, free to publish, a voluntary effort, no corporate publishers –  Scopus Citescore 2017: 2.66 – 51/605 in Geography/Planning/Development, 10/347 Anthropology, 17/461 Pol.Sci. & IR] ‘Special section on Power in Political Ecology’ At bottom of https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/JPE/issue/view/1483

Journal of Political Ecology – University of Arizona

Hanne Svarstad, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Ragnhild Overå (eds.) Special section on Power in Political Ecology. Journal of Political Ecology 25: 350-425.

1) Svarstad H., T.A. Benjaminsen and R. Overå. 2018. Power theories in political ecology. Journal of Political Ecology 25: 350-363.

2) Zhang, Q. 2018. Managing sandstorms through resettling pastoralists in China: how multiple forms of power govern the environment at/across scales. Journal of Political Ecology 25: 364-380.

3) Ahlborg, H. and A.J. Nightingale 2018. Theorizing power in political ecology: the ‘where’ of power in resource governance projects. Journal of Political Ecology 25: 381-401.

4) Cavanagh, C.J. 2018. Political ecologies of biopower: diversity, debates, and new frontiers of inquiry. Journal of Political Ecology 25: 402-425.

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Other new articles, 2018 –

Political ecology of asymmetric ecological knowledges: diverging views on the eucalyptus-water nexus in the Taita Hills, Kenya

Johanna Hohenthal, Marinka Räsänen, Paola Minoia

1-19

A study in dispossession: the political ecology of phosphate in Tunisia

Mathieu Rousselin

20-39

A cartography of dispossession: assessing spatial reorganization in state-led conservation in Saadani, Tanzania

Alejandra Orozco-Quintero, Leslie King

40-63

Testing the water, challenging the narratives of sustainable development: student volunteer research promoting public health in rural Panama in the shadow of an “eco-playground”

William L. Alexander

64-79

Environmental remediation and its discontents: the contested cleanup of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Katherine T McCaffrey

80-103

Permacultures of transformation: steps to a cultural ecology of environmental action

Thomas Henfrey, Lucy Ford

104-119

Insurrection for land, sea and dignity: resistance and autonomy against wind energy in Álvaro Obregón, Mexico

Alexander Dunlap

120-143

From colonial fortresses to neoliberal landscapes in Northern Tanzania: a biopolitical ecology of wildlife conservation

Jevgeniy Bluwstein

144-168

WHO guidelines challenged in Botswana: traditional medicine between healing, politics and witchcraft

Klaus Geiselhart

169-185

Narrating technonatures: discourses of biotechnology in a neoliberal era

Myles Carroll

186-204

Reinterpreting energy poverty in Zimbabwe: a scalar perspective

Ellen Fungisai Chipango

205-220

“Grow what you eat, eat what you grow”: urban agriculture as middle class intervention in India

Camille Frazier

221-238

Conflict ecologies: Connecting political ecology and peace and conflict studies

Philippe LeBillon, Rosaleen V Duffy

239-260

Looking beyond the idyllic representations of the rural: The Konkan Railway controversy and middle-class environmentalism in India

Sreeja Jaiswal

261-278

‘It’s very not fair’: Maize, money, and moral economies in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania

Natasha Alice Watts

279-291

Water driven Palestinian agricultural frontiers: the global ramifications of transforming local irrigation

Julie Trottier, Jeanne Perrier

292-311

El patrimonio biocultural maya-yucateco desde la perspectiva de la ecología política: el caso del huerto familiar en Chimay

Mauricio F. López Barreto, Francisco Iván Hernández Cuevas, Javier Becerril-García

312-331

(En)gendering exposure: pregnant farmworkers and the inadequacy of pesticide notification

Madison Barbour, Julie Guthman

332-349

Dr. Simon Batterbury |  Professor of Political Ecology, LEC, Lancaster University, UK, Europe. S.batterbury@lancaster.ac.uk

Principal research fellow| School of Geography | University of Melbourne, 3010 VIC, Australia | simonpjb @ unimelb.edu.au | http://www.simonbatterbury.net


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Tania Murray Li Keynote Lecture at POLLEN18 Conference, Oslo, 22 June 2018

Keynote lecture by Prof. Tania Murray Li (University of Toronto), ‘Commons, co-ops, and corporations: Assembling Indonesia’s 21st century land reform’. Delivered at the Second Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN), ‘Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities’, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway, 19-22 June 2018. Discussant: Bram Büscher (Wageningen University). Chair: Connor Joseph Cavanagh (Norwegian University of Life Sciences).

Filmed by and at the Oslo Metropolitan University, 22 June 2018 (http://www.hioa.no/eng/HiOA-is-now-known-as-OsloMet-Oslo-Metropolitan-University)


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Ashish Kothari Keynote Lecture at POLLEN18 Conference, Oslo, 21 June 2018

Keynote lecture by Ashish Kothari (Kalpavriksh), ‘Eco-swaraj: Radical Ecological Democracy – Alternatives to Unsustainability and Inequity’. Delivered at the Second Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN), ‘Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities’, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway, 19-22 June 2018. Discussant: Paul Robbins (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Chair: Hanne Svarstad (Oslo Metropolitan University).

Filmed by and at the Oslo Metropolitan University, 21 June 2018.


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Paige West Keynote Lecture at POLLEN18 Conference, Oslo, 20 June 2018

Keynote lecture by Prof. Paige West (Barnard College and Columbia University), ‘Critical Approaches to Dispossession in the Melanesian Pacific: Conservation, Voice, and Collaboration’. Delivered at the Second Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN), ‘Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities’, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway, 19-22 June 2018. Discussant: Nitin Rai (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment [ATREE], Bangalore). Chair: Mariel Christina Støen (University of Oslo).

Filmed by and at the Oslo Metropolitan University, 20 June 2018 (http://www.hioa.no/eng/HiOA-is-now-known-as-OsloMet-Oslo-Metropolitan-University)


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Paul Robbins Keynote at POLLEN18 Conference, Oslo, 21 June 2018

 

Keynote lecture by Prof. Paul Robbins (University of Wisconsin-Madison), ‘Is less more, or is more less? Scaling the political ecologies of the future’. Delivered at the Second Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN), ‘Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities’, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway, 19-22 June 2018. Discussant: Erik Gomez-Baggethun (Norwegian University of Life Sciences). Chair: Phil Steinberg (Durham University).

Session sponsored by the journal Political Geography (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/political-geography). Filmed by and at the Oslo Metropolitan University, 21 June 2018 (http://www.hioa.no/eng/HiOA-is-now-known-as-OsloMet-Oslo-Metropolitan-University)