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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 am also a Visiting Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Reading.

I am concerned with understanding the social-ecological processes that lead to, or prevent, change toward sustainable socio-ecological configurations in different placesI engage with issues of sustainability, resilience and transformation of agricultural systems, sustainability transitions and post-capitalist transformations, and social change theories.

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

Recent writings and news

February 2018. New article: Feola, G. (In press). Capitalism in sustainability transitions research: Time for a critical turn? Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2019.02.005 [open access]

November 2018. Invited talk. Overcoming undesirable resilience in the global food system. Earth System Governance Winter School, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

October 2018. Invited talk. An elephant in the room? Sustainability transition research and capitalism. Copernicus Innovation Seminar Series, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

August 2018. New Article: Overcoming undesirable resilience in the global food system. In: Global Sustainability.

August 2018. Invited talk: Agricultura periurbana y conflictos sobre el uso de la tierra: el caso de Sogamoso. Event: "Ni Urbano, No Rural: Sostenibilidad del Desarrollo Territorial", Faculty of Architecture Design and Urbanism and Faculty of Science and Ingeneering, Universidad de Boyacá, 13 August 2018, Tunja, Colombia.

July 2018. New article.  Contra la indiferencia: un llamado para la participación  civil en el posconflicto en Colombia. In: Revista Ciudad Paz-ando (English translation here).

June 2018. Webinar presentation: The global diffusion of transformative innovation. With Frans Sengers. Sustainability Transition Research Network’s Webinar Series ‘Transitions in the Global South’. 22 June 2018.

June 2018. Conference presentation: Exploring fertile discursive spaces.  A corpus-based study of sustainability transition discourses in four civil society’s proposals. International Sustainability Transitions Conference, 11-14 June, Manchester, United Kingdom.

May 2018. Grant award: Societal transformation to sustainability through the unmaking of capitalism? A comparative study of radical grassroots innovations. The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) Vidi Research Grant.

April 2018. Invited talk: Governing peri-urban agriculture in Sogamoso,Colombia: a critical analysis. Transmobilities brownbag seminar series, Department of Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

February 2018. New article: Nicolosi, E., Medina, R., Feola, G. 2018. Grassroots innovations for sustainability in the United States: A spatial analysis. Applied Geography, 91: 55-69.

January 2018. Invited talk: Should we (un)make space for sustainability? An interdisciplinary perspective on societal transformation to sustainability. Distinguished seminar, Department of thematic studies - Environmental Change, Linkoping University, Sweden.