I am a lecturer 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, as well as on alternative (transformational) paradigms, social movements and processes related to degrowth, and decolonial approaches to 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 environment and (sustainable) development, as well as on qualitative methodologies for monitoring and evaluation. I am also the coordinator of the yearly “Debating Development” series organized at our University. More info: check 'Mijn website'.