OpportunitiesSummer School Politics Ontologies Ecologies, University of Pisa



The University of Pisa, Italy offers an open free of charge Summer School "Politics Ontologies Ecologies", June 29 - July 3, 2020. The Summer School will offer postgraduate and PhD students and early career researchers the opportunity to interact with international scholars with a background in a variety of social science fields relevant to an advanced political ecology approach to the socio-environmental crisis.

Topics addressed include:

  • Critical perspectives on the crisis (post-Marxist, de/post-colonial, feminist, etc.)
  • Environmental justice, ontological struggles and everyday environmentalism in the global North and South
  • Innovation and the transformation of capitalism: emergent technologies and new arrangements of production and reproduction
  • Climate change, catastrophism and chronopolitics
  • Just transition, work and sustainable welfare
  • Growth, limits and de/post-growth
  • The Anthropocene as risk and opportunity for socio-ecological change, etc


Who can apply

  • BSc, MSc or Ph.D. in social and political sciences and humanities.
  • Curricula in natural sciences and science and technology studies may be eligible as well.