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Julien Vastenaekels

Julien is a research associate to SONYA studying power dynamics in socio-ecological transitions from ecological economics and political economy perspectives.

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Julien Vastenaekels holds the Junior Professorship in Ecological Transition Economics and Bioeconomics at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA). He is a member of the REGARDS laboratory (URCA) and a scientific collaborator of the Socio-Environmental Dynamics Research Group (SONYA) at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He has an engineering background (UCLouvain), a Master in Environmental Strategy (University of Surrey) and a PhD in Science from ULB (obtained in 2023).

Fields of research

His interdisciplinary research focuses on power dynamics in socio-ecological transformations, particularly with a view to understanding possible and desirable trajectories. He is currently focusing his research on the exploration of sectoral and territorial dynamics of the bioeconomy. 
Updated on March 13, 2024