Feminist Political Ecology network in WEGO-ITN

February 15 2018

Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity Innovative Training Network (WEGO- ITN)

Recruitment of 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Positions

The purpose of WEGO-ITN funded by the European Commission (2018-2022) is to develop a shared research and training agenda in order to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary social-environmental scientists on feminist political ecology in Europe. The network will look in detail at local communities’ coping strategies to build resilient, equitable and sustainable futures and how they link to global sustainable development policies. WEGO-ITN will research diverse economic and ecological practices that create new forms of gender relations, livelihoods and care activities, in response to growing lack of resilience of the economy and ecosystem. Through co-supervision by academics and non-academic partners, WEGO-ITN PhDs will engage in critical, practical, and creative exploration of the contribution and relationships between their individual doctoral study projects across the three interconnecting research themes: 1. Climate Change, Economic Development and Extractivism; 2. Commoning, Community Economies and the Politics of Care; and 3. Nature/Culture/ Embodiment and Technologies.

Andrea J. Nightingale, Professor
Chair of Rural Development in the Global South
Department of Urban and Rural Development
Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Ulls väg 27, P.O. Box 7012
SE-750 07 Uppsala, SWEDEN
+46 18 67 2487



For more information: WEGO PhD Call for Applications