Irina Velicu


Biography

Irina Velicu is a political scientist working on socio-environmental conflicts in post-communist countries at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently the Principle Investigator of the JustFood FCT project, expanding her work by looking at food justice in Europe. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii (USA) and an MA in International Studies from the University of Warwick (UK). Her work has received funding from national and international research organisations (including the EU-FCT, Marie Curie, Chevening Dr. Velicu worked as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher within the ENTITLE European Network of Political Ecology coordinated by Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona). Her research focuses on three interrelated themes: socio-environmenal and food justice, movements and socio-political transformations, post-communist studies (Romania, Bulgaria, and Czech Republic). Her recent publications can be found in Environmental Politics, Theory, Culture and Society, Ecological Economics, Geoforum, New Political Science, Globalizations.


Latest Publications

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Velicu, Irina; Popartan, Lucia Alexandra; Ungureanu, Camil (2020), "Splitting urban waters: the politicization of water in Barcelona between populism and anti-populism?", Antipode

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Velicu, Irina; Cernik, Mikulas (2020), "´We are the limits´ Performing Climate Justice in the Czech Klimakemp", Environmental Politics

Article in Scientific journal

Velicu, Irina (2019), "Degrowing Environmental Justice: Anti-mining Movements in Eastern Europe", Ecological Economics

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