Centre for Social Studies-University of Coimbra (CES-UC)

Professor Stefania Barca is a senior researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, where she teaches a graduate course in Political Ecology and coordinates the Oficina de Ecologia e Sociedade.
She holds a PhD in Economic History (Italy 1997) and has been a visiting scholar at Yale University (2005-06), postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley (2006-08), and guest professor at Lund University (2015-16). Her 2010 book monograph Enclosing Water (White Horse Press) has been awarded the Turku Environmental History prize. In the past ten years, she has written about the environmental history and political ecology of labour in transnational perspective, and has co-edited the book collection Towards the Political Economy of Degrowth (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). She has been a founding member of the Entitle network and collective, and programme chair of the Undisciplined Environments conference (Stockholm 2016).