Giuseppe Feola & Jessica Duncan AT IFSA2024

We are thrilled to announce that at the opening session of IFSA2024, Giuseppe Feola will deliver a keynote speech on “Postgrowth farming systems: critique, visions, pathways” and Jessica Duncan will act as discussant! 

Stay tuned 1st of July at 9:00 AM. Trapani, Italy

Keynote speaker: Giuseppe Feola

Postgrowth farming systems: critique, visions, pathways. 

Dr Giuseppe Feola is Associate Professor in the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He holds degrees from the University of Milan-Bicocca (BSc, Sociology), Bocconi University (MSc, Environmental Economics and Management) and University of Zurich (PhD, Geography). With a primary focus on food systems, his research critically examines ongoing attempts to realize and govern sustainability transitions and a postcapitalist/postgrowth transformation.


For the past 5 years, his UNMAKING project has studied whether and how grassroots initiatives such as community supported agriculture ‘unmake’ environmentally disruptive institutions and practices that are deeply ingrained in capitalist food systems and societies.

Discussant: Jessica Duncan

Jessica Duncan is Associate Professor in the Politics of Food System Transformations in the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in Food Policy from City University, London.  

Her research pioneers new ways of understanding and designing food governance processes to support just and sustainable transformations. Jessica is an ambassador and founding member of the Centre for Unusual Collaborations and sits on the editorial board of the journal Sociologia Ruralis. 

Recently, she served as an expert member of the EU Standing Committee for Agricultural Research’s 5th Foresight exercise on resilience and transformation.

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