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.
Supervisors Panagiota Kotsila, Stefania Barca and Giovanna di Chiro
Secondment 1 International Institute of Social Studies
Mentor Wendy Harcourt
Secondment 2 Associazione Culturale Punti di Vista
Mentor Sabrina Aguiari
Fieldwork 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).

Her current research explores coalition politics across environmental justice and trans-feminist movements in Naples, Italy. Her investigation particularly engages with prefigurative politics of urban and peri-urban commoning practices.