17 March 2021

I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellowship by the European Commission.

This research fellowship will allow me to develop the JUSTGREEN Cities project, aka. ‘Just and Green Cities: An Intersectional Perspective on Urban Agriculture and Roma Inclusion in Europe’. The project will start in Spring 2022 and will be hosted by the Centre for Metropolitan Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin.

The JUSTGREEN Cities project explores the relationship between urban agriculture and social (in)justice in urban space. Its research aims are threefold:

  1. Conceptually, it seeks to explore the compatibility between environmental sustainability and social justice from the ground up;
  2. Empirically, it will examine the relationship between urban agriculture and Roma integration in three European cities, Paris, Berlin and Sofia, where a number of community gardens actively support Roma populations and vulnerable groups;
  3. Methodologically, it intends to develop an intersectional analytical framework to explore environmental action. The account will centrally involve a novel perspective on how cities may become more socially just and environmentally sustainable.

The project will adopt an interdisciplinary research strategy, based on ethnographic investigation, historical urban analysis and participatory research.

Stay tuned for more information once I start conducting the project!

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