The Development Geography and Environmental Governance Research Group in the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn is seeking to recruit a doctoral candidate in human geography, in the area of environment and development, as soon as possible for a period of three years.
The research group led by Prof. Jessica Budds explores processes of socio-ecological change and how they shape the lives, livelihoods, landscapes, and identities of local people, primarily in the Global South. Through a broadly-defined political ecology approach, we are particularly interested in understanding how socio-ecological change is shaped by political and/or economic power relations at different spatial and temporal scales, as well as how the forms that socio-ecological change takes may consolidate existing power structures and discourses.
We invite applications grounded in critical perspectives to nature-society relations to contribute to the work of the group in the following areas:
- Neoliberalism and nature
- Environmental governance
- Water security and hydrosocial relations
- Extractive industries
- Urban infrastructure, risk and resilience
- Green economy and adaptation to climate change
Proposals to conduct theoretical and field-based work are equally welcome. Regional foci of particular interest are South America and East Africa.
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The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.