dr. (Julien-Francois) JF Gerber

dr. (Julien-Francois) JF Gerber
Assistant Professor of Environment and Development International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I4-09
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 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 South Asia…

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 South Asia and the Himalayan region, and 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 degrowth/post-growth, theories of needs, values and the "good life", and the application of psychoanalysis to the understanding of capitalist modernity.

From 2018-19, I was an ISRF Visiting Fellow at the LSE Department of Anthropology working on a global ethnography of mobilisations against debt and extractivism.

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 currently co-supervising six PhD students: Antonio Roman-Alcalá, Yukari Sekine, Amod Shah, Anna Voss, Mohsen Yazdanpanah and Haris Zargar.

Address

Visiting address

Kortenaerkade 12 2518 AX 's - Gravenhage

Postal address

Postbus 29776 2502 LT 's-Gravenhage