dr. (Julien-Francois) JF Gerber

dr. (Julien-Francois) JF Gerber
Assistant professor International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I4-06
Email
gerber@iss.nl

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Julien-François Gerber is Assistant Professor of Environment and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague.

My disciplinary area of work is in political ecology, economic anthropology, agrarian studies, and ecological economics. In broad terms, I am interested in the relationships between the economy and the conditions for sustainability, flourishing, alienation and resistance.

So far my empirical focus has been on the expansion of capitalism in the rural sphere, particularly through the lenses of ownership, credit/debt, (de)commodification, conflicts, social metabolisms and the plantationocene. My main geographic area of research is the Himalayan region and India. I also did fieldwork in Indonesia, Cameroon and Ecuador.

Besides this, I am interested in bridging science, activism and healing for building more viable systems. Here, my focus has been on the degrowth movement and on theories of needs, values, and the "good life". I am also intrested in the application of psychoanalysis to the understanding of capitalist modernity and transformation.

From 2018-19, I was an ISRF Visiting Fellow at the LSE Department of Anthropology. Prior to joining the ISS, I was at the Royal University of Bhutan (2015-16), Jawaharlal Nehru University and TERI School of Advanced Studies (2012-14) and Harvard University (2010-12). I have a PhD in political ecology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

I am in the Editorial Team of the Journal of World-Systems Research (USA) and Ecology, Economy and Society (India). I am currently co-supervising six PhD students: Antonio Roman-Alcalá, Yukari Sekine, Amod Shah, Anna Voss, Mohsen Yazdanpanah and Haris Zargar.

  • Julien-Francois Gerber & RS Raina (2018) - Post-growth thinking in India: Towards sustainable egalitarian alternatives - Orient Blackswan
  • H Healy, J Martínez-Alier, L Temper, Mariana Walter & Julien-Francois Gerber (2013) - Ecological economics from the ground up - Earthscan/Routledge
  • Julien-Francois Gerber & R Steppacher (2012) - Towards an integrated paradigm in heterodox economics – Alternative approaches to the current eco-social crises - Palgrave Macmillan

  • M Adityanandana & Julien-Francois Gerber (2020) - Post-growth in the Tropics? Contestations over Tri Hita Karana and a tourism megaproject in Bali - Routledge
  • Julien-Francois Gerber, B Akbulut, F Demaria & J Martínez-Alier (2020) - Degrowth and environmental justice: An alliance between two movements? - Routledge
  • Julien-Francois Gerber (2019) - Gross National Happiness Bhutan - Tulika Books
  • Julien-Francois Gerber & RS Raina (2018) - Introduction - Orient Blackswan
  • Julien-Francois Gerber & R Steppacher (2016) - Towards a theory of possession - Metropolis Verlag
  • Julien-Francois Gerber (2015) - Écologie des pauvres - Presses Universitaires de France
  • Julien-Francois Gerber (2015) - The role of rural indebtedness in the evolution of capitalism - Routledge
  • R Djeukam, Julien-Francois Gerber & S Veuthey (2013) - Forestry and communities in Cameroon - Routledge
  • J Martinez-Alier, H Healy, L Temper, Mariana Walter, B Rodríguez-Labajos, Julien-Francois Gerber & M Conde (2013) - Between science and activism: Learning and teaching ecological economics and political ecology with EJOs - Routledge
  • Julien-Francois Gerber & R Steppacher (2012) - Introduction - Palgrave Macmillan
  • R Steppacher & Julien-Francois Gerber (2012) - Meanings and significance of property with reference to today’s three major eco-institutional crises - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Julien-Francois Gerber & S Veuthey (2007) - Ecological conflicts in Southern Cameroon from a classical institutionalist perspective - Slovak Academy of Sciences

2101 The Making of Development

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-2101-21-22

2102 The Making of Development (GMD)

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-2102-21-22

3105 Research Paper Preparation

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-3105-21-22

4150 Political Economy

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4150-21-22

4229 Global Political Ecology

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4229-21-22

4240 Politics of Agrarian Transformation

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4240-21-22

5401 Research Paper

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-5401-21-22

General Information

Year
2021
Course Code
ISSGENERAL-21-22

Board of Examiners

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-BOE-21-22

Major AFES

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-AFES-21-22

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