Mathilde Gingembre is a postdoctoral researcher at the European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL). She joined ESPOL in 2022 as a researcher on the Just-Scapes project, where she is conducting a critical analysis of climate change-related public policies with regards to rural landscapes and environmental justice in Europe.
She holds a PhD from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (2018), where she worked with the Resource Politics Cluster, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC-UK).
Primarily drawing on political ecology and critical agrarian studies scholarship, her research focuses on environmental governance, environmental justice, agrarian change, land rights and food sovereignty movements.
Before joining ESPOL, she was an affiliate researcher with the PASTRES project (University of Sussex/European University Institute), managing a project on the adaptation of Syrian and Jordanian pastoralists to land regime changes and to the neoliberalisation of the economy. Her PhD research with the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex) explored dynamics of participation in environmental governance and the politics of the global land rush. Drawing on a case study from southern Madagascar, it highlighted the impact of green capitalism on agrarian livelihoods, land rights and social cohesion at the local level.
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