Maura Benegiamo

Postdoctoral fellow under the Chair Ecology, Labor, Employment and Social Policy


Maura Benegiamo obtained her doctorate at the University IUAV of Venice and she was a visiting fellow at the LAIOS-EHESS laboratory in Paris. She has conducted research activities in Italy, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa, on the subject of environmental conflicts, extractive policies and agricultural development, with a political ecology approach declining Marxism and postcolonial perspectives. After her doctorate, she collaborated with the “Sustainable Agrifood Systems Strategies” project at the University of Milan Bicocca. She is a member of the Politics Ontology Ecology (POE) research group ( Her research interests focus on crises-related transformations of the relationship between capital and nature and connected processes of resistance, participation and transformation involving human and non-human subjects.

Maura Benegiamo is currently working as postdoctoral fellow at the College d'études mondiales under the Chair Ecology, Labor, Employment and Social Policy.

Selective bibliography

Benegiamo, M., Dal Gobbo, A., Leonardi, E. & Torre, S. (2020). Écologie politique et justice climatique: Une perspective italienne. EcoRev', 48(1), 87-100.

Benegiamo, M. (2020) Extractivism, exclusion and conflicts in Senegal’s agro-industrial transformation, Review of African Political Economy.

Benegiamo, M. (2019). Pluralizzare il capitalocene, pensare la transizione. Investimenti agricoli in africa enuova questione agraria. Sociologia urbana e rurale.

Benegiamo, M. (2016). Dalla città al campo. La terra come frontiera economica, quale ruolo per i commons? In Aa.Vv. (2016) Commons/Comune. Società di studi geografici. Memorie geografiche, nuova serie, Vol. 14, (pp. 321-326).  ISBN: 978-88-908926-2-2.

Benegiamo, M. (2018). Resilience, Political Ecology and Degrowth a critical review of three main approaches in political geography and urban planning theory. In Anguillari, E., Dimitrijević, B., Marković M. (eds.) Integrated Urban Planning. Klabs Book series 3. TU-Delft Open Publisher.

Benegiamo, M., Cirillo D. (2018). Food insecurity risk and global governance guidelines on agriculture: evidence from the Senegal River Delta. In Forino G., Bonati S., Calandra L. (eds.), Governance of risks, hazards and disasters. Trends in theory and practice. Routledge, Oxon-New York.



Ecology, Work, Employment

Ecological Reconversion, Work, and Social Policy
Published at 18 February 2019