Commentary | The death of tourism scholarship… unless… | Lee & Benjamin

Kai-Sean Lee, Stefanie Benjamin, The death of tourism scholarship… unless…, Annals of Tourism Research, Volume 98, 2023, 103520, ISSN 0160-7383. “Our graduate students need to publish more,” says Professor Publish. “If they want to compete in today’s higher education job market, they will need at least three publications by graduation, maybe five to be safe.” […]

CSPS PhD defence | December 2022 | Wageningen Campus

Friday, 2 December 13:30 – 15:00 Linda Yevoo (SDC) | Maternal and newborn clinical decision-making in context. Linda’s research is part of the project on maternal and newborn health care in Ghana, an NWO funded programme to investigate the cause of maternal and newborn deaths in a hospital setting in Ghana. More info. Tuesday, 6 […]

Activism course | Resistance, Power & Movements | March & April 2023

Elective course:  Resistance, Power & Movements (SDC53806) What is an effective movement? How do you feel about activism?  Do you want to learn tools on how to be politically relevant? Do you want to join a course that seeks to create a space to explore and reflect on agency and power with a focus on combining […]

Interview | CSPS dissertations | dr. Tara Ruttenberg & dr. Rodrigo Alves Rolo

In October, four of our CSPS PhD candidates successfully defended their dissertation. We are so very proud of them. congratulations to all! Two questions to dr. Tara Ruttenberg and dr. Rodrigo Alves Rolo about their experience as a PhD researcher at WUR. dr. Tara Ruttenberg (SDC) | Decolonizing Surf Tourism: Alternatives to Development, Surfer Subjectivity and […]

Event | Political Ecology @ WUR | Double book presentation | Prof. Rosaleen Duffy & Dr. Annah Zhu | Nov 17th, 15.30 | Wageningen Campus

Political ecology@WUR invites you to a double book presentation 17th of November: Endangered species conservation: Illegal trafficking, security and transnational networks – a political ecology perspective Prof. Rosaleen Duffy (University of Sheffield) will present her book, “Security and Conservation: The Politics of the Illegal Wildlife Trade”, Yale University Press Dr. Annah Lake Zhu (WUR, ENP) […]

The CSPS Health & Environment cluster presents GREEN SALUTOGENIC ENVIRONMENTS: A symposium at the occasion of the PhD defense of Roald Pijpker

Wednesday 19th of October 2022 A symposium on Green Salutogenic Environments in Orion C2035 14:00-15:00 Talks by Prof. Catharine Ward Thompson – OPENspace, The University of Edinburg Prof. Paolo Contu, PhD, MD – Università degli Studi di Cagliari 15:00-16:00 A nature walk on the campus with walk & talk coach Oda Salomons 16:00-17:30 PhD-defense in […]

Event | Wageningen Geography lecture | Ryokan: mobilizing hospitality in rural Japan | Chris McMorran (NU Singapore)| Sept 27, 15.30 | Wageningen Campus

The Cultural Geography group, together with CSPS, cordially invites you to the upcoming Wageningen Geography lecture: Chris McMorran (NUSingapore) –  Ryokan: mobilizing hospitality in rural Japan Tuesday Sept 27th, 15:30 Gaia Building, 1st Floor Atrium, Wageningen University Campus Followed by Q&A and a drinks reception What does it take to produce one of Japan’s most […]

Event | Transformative Learning Hub | Listen Up! Podcasting in the classroom | with Chris McMorran | September 28, 16.00 -17.00

When: Wednesday, 28 September 2022 from 16:00-17:00, followed by drinks and snacks Where: Wageningen Campus, Atlas building, room B0040 WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? In this second Transformative Learning Hub session for September 2022, Chris McMorran (Assoc. Prof., National University of Singapore) will explore the pedagogical possibilities of podcasting. Chris is a cultural geographer with […]

CSPS Seminar | WE’VE GOT A FILE ON YOU! Datafication and quantification in academia and beyond | September 8 | 15.00-16.30 | Wageningen University | Place: Forum Building

CSPS Seminar | WE’VE GOT A FILE ON YOU! Datafication and quantification in academia and beyond | September 8 | 15.00-16.30 | Wageningen University | Forum Building, Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Room V0031 or on Teams (Teams-link) You can sign up here: Contributions by Maartje Roelofsen, Trista Chih-Chen Lin, Bram Buscher and Guus Dix | Moderated by […]

A Bite of French Onion Soup in Food Forest Haarzuilens

On June 10th, the Foodscapes cluster visited Food Forest Haarzuilens. This food forest was established in 2015 by Jan Degenaar and Maarten Schrama with the aim of bridging the gap between biodiversity and agriculture. On top of that, Food Forest Haarzuilens has a community function. Being located to the West of Utrecht, the food forest offers a welcome break to city life for many city dwellers. The food forest has a natural amphitheater enclosed by grapevines where events can be organized, and the food forest itself is open to the public.

Interview | Inspiring people @WUR: Meghann Ormond |

“I’m a cultural geographer with American and Portuguese citizenship, and I’ve studied and worked all my adult life – more than 20 years – in various parts of Europe and Southeast Asia on migration, care and citizenship. As a critical social scientist, woman and immigrant myself, I bring my concern about how differently mobile people’s […]

Special Issue | Material dependencies: hidden underpinnings of sustainability transitions

Special Issue Journal Environmental Policy and Planning Material dependencies: hidden underpinnings of sustainability transitions Editors: Kristof Van Assche, Martijn Duineveld, Monica Gruezmacher, Raoul Beunen & Vladislav Valentinov Nobody wants a return to material determinism (Marxist or otherwise) which dominated anthropology for a while, nor should we be waiting for a comeback of historicist approaches to […]

Science Shop Project | Use available hotel rooms to temporarily house the economically homeless | Karin Peters, et al.

In order to prevent the economically homeless from falling deeper into misery, a possible solution is to temporarily accommodate these people, for example in available hotel rooms. This emerges from a report by Wageningen University & Research, commissioned by social organisation De Regenboog Groep in Amsterdam. Economically homeless is the term for the group of […]

Paper | Remaking the university | The autoimmunity of the modern university: How its managerialism is self-harming what it claims to protect | Henk van Houtum and Annelies van Uden

What we critically ascertain in this essay is how the modern university is increasingly drifting away from the key ambitions of its own mission statement, and largely by its own doing. Although the typical university in its mission statement claims to aspire outstanding quality, academic freedom, and to contribute to society, in its daily organization, […]

Paper | How to Design a Farming Robot Without a Monocultural Mindset?

The research for this paper was inspired by the realization that even though automation and robotics are being pushed heavily into monocultural industrial farming settings, very little is being done to explore and design automated tools for diversified and agroecological cropping systems. And yet, our experiments with strip and pixel cropping show that effectively upscaling […]

Events | Peatland conversations

Dear colleagues, From next Thursday onwards we are organising four bi-weekly events on peatlands in cooperation with the World Soil Museum. These events, which are held online (broadcasted live from the museum), are part of the artist-in-residency of Kate Foster at the museum. They feature a wide variety of topics and new results from the […]

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Event | Bringing Transformative Learning into our University Teaching and Beyond | with Neza Krek | November 17, 9.30 -12.30 CET | online

Are you ready for more connection, engagement and impact in your classroom or project? Then join us for this Transformative Learning Hub session with facilitator and trainer in transformative learning Neza Krek! During this session you will learn more about what transformative learning is, experience how it works and get some useful ideas to implement in your own practice.

Conference| CONVIVIALITY – a virtual, open-access conference | October 4-9, 2021

Join us for CONVIVIALITY October 4-9, 2021 Have you heard there is an exciting all-virtual, all-free, all-asynchronous experimental conference taking place October 4-9, 2021, organized by Wageningen University and Massey University Political Ecology Research Centre? CONVIVIALITY brings us together to ask, “How can we live – not at the expense of others?”  Together, we will explore predicaments of agriculture, biodiversity, […]

Blog | 8th International Degrowth conference: Caring communities for radical change | August 24-28, 2021

The 8th International Degrowth conference: Caring communities for radical change (August 24-28, 2021, the Hague) has just wrapped up. Several CSPS members, Robert Fletcher (SDC), Thomas Kiggell (SDC), Oona Morrow (RSO), Chizu Sato (GEO), and Lucie Sovová (RSO), participated as organizing team members, session organizers, and/or volunteers. The themes covered in the conference were exciting. […]

Blog | The camp beyond the city | By Bram Jansen

Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya is emblematic for the debate about the ambiguous phenomenon of the protracted refugee camp. This can be depicted as both an emergency measure with its perils and plight on the one hand, and its longevity, development and normalisation on the other. With its origin in 1992, located in the […]

Publication | Present Checkpoint Futures: the relaunch op Checkpoint 300 in Bethlehem, the Occupied Palestinian Territories | By Alexandra Rijke

In this article Alexandra Rijke analyses the latest relaunch of Checkpoint 300 in Bethlehem as an expression of a specific ‘present checkpoint future’: in which the checkpoint’s arbitrariness and it’s ‘legitimised façade’ are intrinsically bound and an expression of the same violent future: a future with an enduring Israeli military regime in the Occupied Palestinian […]