Jun.-Prof. Maria Backhouse has been conducting the BMBF-funded Junior Research Group “Bioeconomy and Inequalities. Transnational Entanglements and Interdependencies in the Bioenergy Sector” since July 1st 2016, and will do so until May 31st 2022.
Our research and teaching is concerned with global socio-ecological inequalities, theoretical issues around society’s relation to nature, societal conflicts around agricultural and energy systems, “green grabbing”, and the production of technological knowledge in the emerging bio-economy.
Regional foci are Western Europe, South America and South-East Asia.
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Since January 1st 2021, Jun.-Prof. Maria Backhouse additionally conducts the Junior Research Team 03 “Ownership of genetic resources: On the appropriation of traditional knowledge in the bio-economy”. This project is, as a subproject, implemented in the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) Transregio 294 “Structural Change of Property” (Cooperation of the FSU Jena and the Max Weber Kolleg of the University Erfurt).
Tila de Almeida Mendonça (research collaboration "Structural Change of Property")
Leoni Schlender (research collaboration "Structural Change of Property")
Zelda Wenner (research collaboration "Structural Change of Property")