Staff Profile:Dr Giuseppe Feola

    • Human Geography Research Cluster Leader
    • Programme Director MSc by Research in Human Geography
    • Erasmus and Study Abroad coordinator
Areas of Interest:

Giuseppe is concerned with understanding the social-ecological processes that lead to, or prevent, change toward sustainable socio-ecological configurations in different places. Giuseppe engages with issues of sustainability, resilience and transformation of agricultural systems, sustainability transitions and post-capitalist transformations, and social change theories. Giuseppe has got a particular interest in the Andean region in South America.

His areas of interest include:

  • Social-ecological interactions in agricultural systems
  • Environment and development
  • Environmental change, vulnerability, adaptation
  • Grassroots innovations for sustainability, alternative economies, degrowth, post-capitalism
  • Theories of sustainability, resilience and transformation
Research groups / Centres:

Current PhD supervision:

  • Jo Hamilton, 2016 - Emotional Methodologies for Climate Change Action: towards an understanding of emotion in NGO-public engagements (with Hilary Geoghegan).
  • Emily Nicolosi, 2015 - Geographies of Grassroots Innovations for Sustainability: Processes and Dynamics (at the University of Utah).
  • Angie Elwin, 2015-2018. Assessing social-ecological resilience in mangrove-shrimp farming communities in Thailand. Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading (with Johanna Clark, Liz Robinson, and Emily Boyd).
  • Diego Molina, 2015 - Planting the modern city: the role of plants in the development of Colombian cities (with Hilary Geoghegan).
  • Fanen Terdoo, 2014 - Vulnerability of Rice Crop Value-Chain to the Combined Pressure of Markets and Climate Change in North-Central Nigeria (with Geoff Griffiths).

Key facts:

Giuseppe has a Laurea in Sociology (2002) from the University of Milan-Bicocca, an MSc in Environmental Economics and Management (2003) from Bocconi University in Milan, and a PhD (2010) from the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich.

Giuseppe was appointed Lecturer in Environment and Development at the University of Reading in 2011. Before that, he worked as a postdoc at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and on Environmental Management (EMAS, ISO14001) and Sustainability Reporting in the private and public sectors. Giuseppe spent visiting periods at the Universidad Nacional (Colombia) in 2013, and at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University (United States) in 2015.

Giuseppe was awarded the CHANS Fellowship in 2012 for his "promising contribution to the field of Coupled Human and Natural Systems" (CHANS). He is a member of the Board of Latin America Programme (LATINAMERIKA) at the Research Council of Norway, and of the Board of the European Farming System Association (IFSA). He is also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, a member of the International Society of Ecological Economics, an Associate Editor of Palgrave Communications, an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science (Interdisciplinary Climate Studies). Giuseppe regularly acts as a reviewer for Research Councils UK, the Leverhulme Trust, Routledge, Pearson, and several journals including Human Ecology, Ecological Economics, Ecology and Society, World Development, and the Journal of Rural Studies.

Current projects

Recently completed research projects

Further information

For more information on Giuseppe's research, teaching and publications, please see his Personal Webpage.

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BSc Sociology (Milan-Bicocca), MSc Environmental Economics and Management (Milan Bocconi), PhD Geography (Zurich)


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