Global Political Ecology Group

The Global Political Ecology Group is based at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Juliet Lu. We examine topics related to environmental conflict, governance, and change through a political ecology lens, meaning we place governance and policy questions in their historical, political economy, discursive, and socio-material contexts. We focus in particular on struggles over land access and control, particularly around large-scale transnational agribusiness and infrastructure investments, as well as their broader implications for environmental governance across scales. Starting in the AY 2023-24 we will meet regularly to workshop writing and share ideas on emerging research. If you are interested in joining the GPE Group, please complete this form and send a follow-up email to Juliet.Lu@UBC.Ca with "Prospective GPE Group Member" in the subject line.