CHANGED DATE Sep 2: Open semester start-up lecture with Stefania Barca

Warmly welcome to CEMUS open autumn semester start-up lecture with Stefania Barca, the fourth Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University, and Distinguished Researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela, titled “Climate, Covid and the global care crisis: new pathways for a Just Transition”!

You are all welcome back to campus, in-person courses and events for the autumn semester! Stefania Barca is travelling so she will be joining us on screen and you can also participate via Zoom if you feel the slightest sick or just think that it is a better idea.

When: Thursday September 2 at 18.15-20.00

Where: Lecture hall X (ten) / Sal X (tio), University Main Building / Universitetshuset, Biskopsgatan 3, 753 10 Uppsala, see map here: and below.

How: In person and online via Zoom: Meeting ID: 643 3532 6487

Stefania Barca biography

Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

I obtained a PhD in Economic History from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1997 and the title of associate professor in Modern History and in Economic History (by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research – MIUR) in 2013-14. I have been a visiting scholar at the Program in Agrarian Studies of Yale University (2005-06), and a ‘Ciriacy Wantrup’ postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley (2006-08); I have also been Guest Researcher at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies of Lund University in 2015-16.

For the past ten years I have worked as a senior researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES/UC), where I teach graduate courses in political ecology. I have been vice-president of CES scientific board, co-director of the PhD program ‘Democracy in the 21st century’ (2012-15), coordinator of the research group on Social Policies, Labor and Inequalities (2010-14).

I have served as vice-president of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) between 2011 and 2013, and as member of the editorial board of the journal Environmental History between 2014 and 2017. I am currently an editor in the series on Environmental History – International Perspetives from Berghahn Books. I have acted as Supervisory Board member in the EU ‘Marie Curie’ ITN ‘Entitle’ – European Network of Political Ecology (2012-16), and as programme chair of the international conference Undisciplined Environments (Stockholm, March 2016).

I have published a number of single-authored peer-reviewed articles in Economic History, Environmental History, Ecological Economics, and Political Ecology as well as two research monographs, an edited collection, an environmental history textbook. My 2010 book Enclosing Water. Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley (Cambridge, UK: White Horse Press 2010), was awarded the Turku Book Prize in 2011. My latest work, Forces of Reproduction. Notes for a Counter-hegemonic Antrhopocene, has been published in the Elements in Environmental Humanities series of Cambrdige University Press (2020).

Starting from september 2021, I will hold a “Beatriz Galindo” senior position as Distinguished Researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Read more in this interview: