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 socio-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, the social metabolism, plantation studies and world-ecology.
My geographic area of research includes…