Workshop at SOAS: Political Ecologies of Resource and Rent extraction

30th of November in London

Workshop at SOAS: Political Ecologies of Resource and Rent extraction

The first out of two planned ENTITLE workshops at SOAS University will take place on the 30th of November 2015, on the theme of extraction from a Political Ecology perspective. Invited speakers include a number of ENTITLE fellows and mentors.

The workshop is organized by Professor Rosaleen Duffy and Professor Giorgos Kallis and aims to explore the changing political economy and ecology of resource extraction, interrogating the financialization of old and new commodities, and the changing politics of extraction, in agriculture and the mining sector, especially in Latin America.

Rosaleen Duffy is Professor of Political Ecology of Development, Department of Development Studies at SOAS University of London; and Giorgos Kallis is ENTITLE coordinator, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at SOAS and Professor at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Practical information:

When: 30th November 2015
Where: Torrington Room Senate House, University of London Space is limited.The workshop is free of charge.



Coffee and arrival


Welcome & Introduction, Professors Rosaleen Duffy and Giorgos Kallis (SOAS)


Dr.Leandro Vergara-Camus, Senior Lecturer SOAS, Agriculture.
Rentierism and the State in Latin America: the Current Contradictions

Dr Isabella Radhuber, Post-doc Fellow, University of Vienna
Interculturality and political ecology: challenges for Bolivia and Ecuador's resource governance


Coffee break


Diego Andreucci, Entitle Fellow, PhD candidate, ICTA-Autonomous University of Barcelona
Resource governance, post-neoliberalism and the state: Lessons from Bolivia’s hydrocarbon sector

Marta Conde, PhD candidate, ICTA-Autonomous University of Barcelona
Resistance to mining: why in some places and not others?


Lunch Time


Prof. Gavin Bridge, Durham University
Placing extraction


Coffee and arrival


Julie de los Reyes, Entitle Fellow, PhD candidate, University of Manchester
Financialising gold extraction: The (in)compatibilities of high finance and the primary sector

Dr Patrick Bigger, Entitle Post-doc Fellow, University of Manchester
Financial climates: Enrolling and sequestering finance in atmospheric governance