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Juan Liu

Juan Liu holds a PhD in Development Studies. She is associate professor of political ecology and agrarian studies at the College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University (COHD-CAU) and a researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). Her research interests include energy transitions, migration and the left-behind population, land politics, and the political ecology of agriculture, food, and the environment, etc. She is co-author of the two-volume book Rural Vitalization: Farmers’ Perspectives (2022 forthcoming), co-editor of Rural Transformations and Agro-Food Systems (Routledge, 2018) and Beyond the Global Land Grab (Routledge, 2021). Her publications include research articles on leading international journals such as Global Environmental Change, Journal of Peasant Studies, etc. She is the Affiliated Editor of World Development. As guest editor, she co-edited 4 special issues for different peer-reviewed journals. 

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Advisory Board

  • Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, India
  • Ivonne Yanez, Acción Ecológica, Ecuador
  • Tatiana Roa, CENSAT, Colombia
  • Godwin Ojo, ERA, Nigeria
  • Henk Hobbelink, GRAIN, Barcelona
  • Patrick Bond, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Anna Lora-Wainright, University of Oxford, UK
  • Leah Temper, ICTA-UAB, Spain
  • Paul Mohai, University of Michigan, USA
  • Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Begum Özkaynak, Bogaziçi University, Turkey

Ethics Advisor

  • Prof. Catherine Larrère, Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, France