Ilenia Iengo


Host Institute


Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB)

Ilenia Iengo photo Topic Social (re)production and the good life in a post-growth society: a feminist and queer perspective.



Christine Bauhardt

Secondment 1 International Institute of Social Studies



Wendy Harcourt

Secondment 2 Associazione Culturale Punti di Vista



Sabrina Aguiari



Naples, Italy

Ilenia Iengo is an ESR in Feminist Political Ecology and Environmental Humanities. She holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” anda Masters Degree in International Environmental Studies from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Her thesis is an investigation on the Urban Political Ecology of waste conflicts, toxic biographies and environmental injustice in Campania, Italy, where she is part of the Stop Biocidio coalition. She has worked for KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory in Stockholm on “ToxicBios: a guerrilla narrative project mapping contamination, illness and resistance for emancipatory storytelling”. Her research focuses on the of politicisation of illness, narratives of contamination, trans-corporeality, feminist and queer studies, environmental justice activism, urban commons and degrowth, geographies of radical urban practices. She nurtures interest to work at the interface between academic research and activism.

Her latest publication is: The politicisation of ill bodies in Campania, Italy, co-autored with Marco Armiero and published for the special issue of Political Ecology of Health and Disease on the Journal of Political Ecology, Vol 24, No 1 (2017).