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I am an Associate Professor of Social Change for Sustainability in the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

I conduct research on social-ecological change in modern societies. I aim to develop an empirically based theory of societal transformation to sustainability, to contribute to the societal debate on this challenge, and to build a bridge between theory and political action. Using primarily an interdisciplinary and mixed-method approach, my research examines why and how social, cultural, political and economic processes, and their multi-scalar and multi-level interconnections with ecological processes, lead to, or prevent, change toward sustainability in different places. My main empirical foci are those of agri-food systems, and grassroots actors such as the civil society, and social movements.

This website contains information on my research, teaching and academic service, and gives access to my publications.