Who we are

 Elia Apostolopoulou is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Previously she was a Carson Fellow (Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) and a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geography and the Environment in the University of Oxford. From 2013 to 2016 she has been a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Geography in the University of Cambridge and a post-doctoral by-fellow in Churchill College. In 2014, she has been awarded an individual Marie Curie Fellowship to conduct research on neoliberal conservation in the UK.

Elia’s main research interest is the investigation of nature-society relationship in capitalism with a particular emphasis on the political ecology of nature conservation.

Her current research is mainly guided by radical geographical research on the neoliberalization of nature, on the historical-geographic conception of neoliberalism, on uneven development and the capitalist production of nature and space, as well as by Marxist political economy and especially the Marxian theory of value and rent.

See full CV and publications here.


Jose Cortes-Vazquez is a visiting fellow at the Institute of Heritage Sciences (CSIC, Spain). Previously, he has been Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow in the Sheffield Institute for Development Studies in the University of Sheffield and in the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester. Jose is a critical environmental social scientist, drawing on different disciplines such as Social Anthropology and Human Geography. He specialises in the political ecology of nature conservation and environmental governance.

Jose´s current work focuses on neoliberal governmentality and technologies of environmental governance, the neoliberalisation of nature conservation and the role that natural protected areas play in the expansion of global capitalism in post-crisis Europe.

See full CV and publications here




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