Visiting professor: prof. Scott Prudham

We are pleased to inform you that prof. Scott Prudham will be joining us as our first CSPS guest professor.

Scott Prudham is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, cross- appointed to the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto. He is a former Editor of the journal Geoforum, and past-President of the University of Toronto Faculty Association. His research is situated at the intersection of environmental politics, environmental change, and political economy. Specific topics include the development of property and regulatory regimes within the commercialization of genetically modified organisms and food in Canada; the uptake of market based instruments in environmental regulation and the institutionalization of so-called “green capitalism”; and the political ecology of industrial and alternative forestry in western North America. He is author of the 2005 Routledge book Knock on Wood: Nature as Commodity in Douglas-fir Country, and co-Editor of the 2007 Routledge collection Neoliberal Environments: False Promises and Unnatural Consequences.

Prof. Prudham will arrive in Wageningen on September 20 and will stay during the academic year of 2016-2017. As part of the fellowship, prof. Prudham will deliver a keynote speech during our internal launch of the CSPS on the 21st of October 2016, and will take part in a selection of other CSPS activities.


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