I am associate professor at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), and associate researcher at Nitlapan-UCA, Nicaragua. My research focuses on the politics of knowledge in conservation and development, on critiques of neoliberal natures and ‘green economy’ proposals, on alternative (transformational) paradigms, social movements and processes related to degrowth, as well as on other processes of (re)imagining and (re)enacting alternative social-ecological futures. Most of my research has focused on Central- and South America, using different strategies mostly inspired by processes of participatory action research. My theoretical approach is interdisciplinary and draws largely from the fields of political ecology, ecological economics, and critical geography. I teach various courses on the political economy of social and ecological change, as well as on qualitative methodologies for research and evaluation. I am also the coordinator of the yearly “Debating Development” series organized at our University. More info: check 'Mijn website'.