dr.
(Flor) FR Avelino

dr. (Flor) FR Avelino
Associate Professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Public Administration
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
T16-53
Telephone
0104082105
Email
avelino@drift.eur.nl
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Flor Avelino has been working as a researcher and lecturer in sustainability transitions and transformative social innovation since 2005. With a background in political science, she specialises in power theories in relation to social change and innovation. She has a particular interest in understanding how people and networks are (dis)empowered to contribute to change and how power relations are being challenged and/or reproduced through translocal social movements striving for more just and sustainable futures.

Her organizational home has been the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) since 2005, where she conducted her PhD-thesis on Power in Transition with Cum Laude and where she has been working ever since. As scientific coordinator of the TRANSIT project on social innovation she was one of the initiators of the Transformative Social Innovation Manifesto. Currently she is involved in international research and innovation projects on sustainable and just cities (UrbanA) and social innovation in energy transitions (SONNET). Teaching is one of her main passions and as previous academic director of the Transition Academy, she strives to co-create learning environments to challenge people to think and act for radical, transformative change to tackle the societal challenges of our times.

In 2020 she took up a new challenge as associate professor at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at the Erasmus School of Social & Behavioural Sciences and as theme-lead Sustainable and Just Cities for the Vital Cities and Citizens initiative of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She combines this with her continued work at DRIFT.

She is excited about the potential synergies between these different departments, projects and initiatives, with a continued focus on understanding issues of power and how people can be empowered to transform their environments into more sustainable and just places.

      • H. Geerlings & F.R. Dinis de Araújo Avelino (2015). The value of transition management for sustainable transport. In R. Hickman, M. Givoni, D. Bonilla & D. Banister (Eds.), International Handbook on Transport and Development (pp. 614-629). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
      • F. Avelino, N.E.W. Bressers & R. Kemp (2012). Transition Management and Sustainable Mobility Policy: the Case of the Netherlands. In H. Geerlings, Y. Shiftan & D. Stead (Eds.), Transition towards Sustainable Mobility: the Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions (pp. 33-52). Ashgate
      • N.E.W. Bressers, F. Avelino & H. Geerlings (2012). Short-term versus Long-term dichotomies: applying Transition Management in the A15-project. In H. Geerlings, Y. Shiftan & D. Stead (Eds.), Transition towards Sustainable Mobility: the Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions (pp. 95-118). Ashgate
      • F. Avelino (2006). Empowering Transition Managers: An Action Research of Transition Management Practices in the Dutch Mobility System. In S. van der Burg, R. van der Ham & J. Grin (Eds.), Beleid in Transitie (pp. 165-172). Den Haag: VROM
        • R. Kemp, L.M.A. Zuijderwijk, P.M. Weaver, G. Seyfang, F. Avelino, T. Strasser, L. Becerra, J. Backhaus & S. Ruijsink (2015). TRANSIT Brief 1: Doing things differently : exploring Transformative Social Innovation and its practical challenges. (Extern rapport). : TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169
        • R. van Raak, F. Avelino, D.A. Loorbach & H. Geerlings (2012). De context van de systeemverniewing in de binnenvaart. (Extern rapport, D1.4). Den Haag: Rijkswaterstaat
        • H. te Riele, N.H.L. D'Haese, P. Henneman & F. Avelino (2009). De CoraZone, Denken over gebiedsontwikkeling & transitiemanagement in de zone Rotterdam-Antwerpen. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: Dutch Research Institute for Transitions
        • J.C.M. van Eijndhoven, F. Avelino, C. Terwindt, T. Zijlstra, J. Rotmans & D.A. Loorbach (2009). De Nieuwe Ruimtelijke Orde: Verbonden mensen en verstrengelde activiteiten. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: DRIFT [go to publisher's site]
        • H. Geerlings, J.B. Lohuis, F. Avelino, N.E.W. Bressers, I. Bouma, D. Vonk Noordegraaf & F.G.J. Soeterbroek (2007). Transumo A15-project. Van Maasvlakte naar achterland,; duurzame mobiliteit als uitdaging. (Intern rapport, Deliverable D16: Uitkomsten innovatie-impuls). Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit
        • S.S. Jhagroe & F. Avelino (2012). Organizing whose Self? Understanding the politics of self‐organization and the paradoxes of self‐organized infrastructures. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Interpretive Policy Analysis Understanding the Drama of Democracy: Policy Work, Power and Transformation, July 5-7, 2012, Tilburg, The Netherland: .
        • S.S. Jhagroe, F. Avelino & N. Frantzeskaki (2012). “”Can citizens self-organise an energy transition? Analysing the Political Pardoxes of Self-Organisation. paper presented at: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions, Copenhagen 29-31 August 2012: .
        • F. Avelino & R. Kemp (2009). Newspeak or Paradigm Shift? Interpreting Dutch Transition Discourse on Sustainable Mobility. International Conference Towards Knowledge Democracy, Consequences for Science, Politics and Media: Leiden (2009, augustus 25 - 2009, augustus 27).
        • F. Avelino (2009). Power in Transition. 1st European Conference on Sustainability Transitions: ¿Dynamics & Governance of Transitions to Sustainability¿: Amsterdam (2009, juni 4 - 2009, juni 5).
        • I. Kunze & F. Avelino (2009). Exploring Ecovillages as alternative fields of governance and sustainability. 4th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis, DISCOURSE, POWER AND POLITICS: Kassel, Germany (2009, juni 25 - 2009, juni 27).
        • F. Avelino & I. Kunze (2009). Exploring the Transition Potential of the Ecovillage Movement. European Conference on Sustainability Transitions: Dynamics & Governance of Transitions to Sustainability: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009, juni 4 - 2009, juni 5).
        • F. Avelino (2009). Power and Sustainability: Developing a Conceptual Power Framework for Sustainability Research. 15th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (AISDRC), July, 5-8th, 2009,: Utrecht, The Netherlands (2009, juli 5 - 2009, juli 8).
        • F. Avelino (2008). Developing a Conceptual Power Framework for Sustainability Research. Conference on 'Power: Forms, Dynamics and Consequences' [Session 1: Power and Signification]: Tampere, Finland (2008, september 22 - 2008, september 24).
        • F. Avelino & N.E.W. Bressers (2008). Short versus Long Term and Other Dichotomies: A Challenge for Transition Management. Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, "Long-Term Policies: Governing Social-Ecological Change": Berlin (2008, februari 22 - 2008, februari 23).
        • F. Avelino (2007). Newspeak or Paradigm Shift? The Dutch Transition to Sustainable Mobility. Conference Interpretation in Policy Analysis: Research & Practice: Amsterdam (2007, mei 31 - 2007, juni 2).
        • F. Avelino, J. Bakel, M. van Dijk, J. Nijhuis, B. Pel & D. Verbeek (2007). An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Dutch Mobility Governance. 4th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, special session on Sustainable Social-technical Transport system: Dubrovnik, Croatia (2007, juni 4 - 2007, juni 8).
        • F. Avelino (2007). Empowerment in Transition Management. Workshop Politics and Governance in Sustainable Socio-technological Transitions: Blankensee, Berlin (2007, september 19 - 2007, september 21).
        • F. Avelino & N.E.W. Bressers (2008). Short versus Long Term and Other Dichotomies: A Challenge for Transition Management. NECTAR Conference 'Transition towards Sustainable Mobility: the Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions': Rotterdam (2008, mei 15 - 2008, mei 16).
        • F. Avelino (2006). Re-conceptualising Power. Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change ¿Resource Policies: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity¿: Berlim, Germany (2006, november 17 - 2006, november 18).
        • F. Avelino, M.C.G. Brommelstroet & G. Hulster (2006). The Politics of Time Table Planning: Comparing the Dutch to the Swiss. Colloquium Verkeursplanologisch Speurwerk: Amsterdam (2006, november 23 - 2006, november 24).
        • F. Avelino & D.A. Loorbach (2005). Transition management and the power of business. Global governance and the power of business: Wittenberg, Germany (2005, december 8 - 2005, december 10).
        • F. Avelino, R. van Raak, J. de Haan & R. van der Brugge (2005). Leadership and Complexity in Global Environmental Governance. Berlin Conference on Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Potsdam (2005, december 2 - 2005, december 3).
      • R. van Raak, S.J.M. van den Bosch & F. Avelino (2006). Transities & Transitiemanagement. Een inleiding. Rotterdam: Drift
  • Science & Practice for Transformative Ch

    Title
    Science & Practice for Transformative Ch
    Year
    2020
    Year level
    Level 300

    4.3 Thesis Master Public Policy

    Title
    4.3 Thesis Master Public Policy
    Year
    2020

    4.3 Thesis/researchproject Master GMCS

    Title
    4.3 Thesis/researchproject Master GMCS
    Year
    2020
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Public Administration
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    0104082105

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam