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Irina Velicu is a political scientist working on socio-environmental conflicts in post-communist countries. She is currently the Principle Investigator of the JustFood FCT project, expanding her work by looking at food justice in Europe. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii (USA) and an MA in International Studies from the University of Warwick (UK). Her work has received funding from national and international research organisations (including the EU-FCT, Marie Curie, Chevening). Dr. Velicu worked as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher within the ENTITLE European Network of Political Ecology coordinated by Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona). Her recent publications can be found in Antipode, Environmental Politics, Theory, Culture and Society, Ecological Economics, Geoforum, New Political Science, Globalizations.
Identificação

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Irina Velicu

Nomes de citação

  • Velicu, Irina

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
2E12-3CF7-E32E

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • irinavelicu@ces.uc.pt (Profissional)

Telefones

Telemóvel
  • 934077648 (Pessoal)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais - Ciências Políticas

Idiomas

Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Romeno (Idioma materno)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador elementar (A1)
Português Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador elementar (A1)
Formação
Grau Classificação
2011
Concluído
Political Science (Doutoramento)
Especialização em Political Science
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Estados Unidos
"To Sell or Not to Sell: Resistance to Capital Economy in Post-communist Romania" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Very good
2005
Concluído
PAIS, University of Warwick, UK (Mestrado)
PAIS, University of Warwick, UK, Reino Unido
"Theoretical Foundations for an Open Society as a Basis for the Reform of Global Governance." (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
60
2003
Concluído
Political Science (in English) Department, University of Bucharest, RO (Licenciatura)
Political Science (in English) Department, University of Bucharest, Roménia
"Regional Integration versus Global Disenfranchisement: Enhancing the EU as an International Democratic Actor." (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
9,75
Percurso profissional

Ciência

2019 - Atual Investigador Auxiliar (carreira) (Investigação)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2018 - 2021 Investigador principal (carreira) (Investigação)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal

Outros

2014/07/01 - 2019/07/01 Post-doctoral Researcher
Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal
2013/06/01 - 2014/06/01 Post-doctoral Researcher, Entitle, Marie Curie Project, ICTA-UAB Conduct original research on (post-communist) environmental movements, Deliver Master lectures on Political Ecology Coordination of the
ICTA, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Espanha
Projetos

Bolsa

Designação Financiadores
2018 - 2021 JustFood: From Alternative Food Networks to Environmental Justice
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Investigador responsável
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2013 - 2014/06/01 Environmental Justice Movements in PostCommunism
PITN-GA-2011-289374-ENTITLE
Bolseiro de Pós-Doutoramento
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Espanha
European Commission

Projeto

Designação Financiadores
2019 - 2025/01/31 Democracy and Socio-environmental justice movements in Central and Eastern Europe
DL 572016/CP1341/ CT0022
Investigador
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
Produções

Publicações

Artigo em revista
  1. Velicu, Irina. "Quiet no More: The Emergence of Food Sovereignty Movement in Romania". The Journal of Peasant Studies (2021):
  2. Velicu, Irina. "Just Food: A Comparative Analysis between Portugal and Romania". Sustainability journal (2021):
  3. Velicu, Irina; Camil Ungureanu; Lucia Alexandra Popartan; Maria Jose Amores; Manuel Poch. "Splitting urban waters: the politicization of water in Barcelona between populism and anti-populism?". Antipode (2020): https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12630.
  4. Velicu, Irina; Mikulas Cernik. ""We are the limits´ Performing Climate Justice in the Czech Klimakemp"". Environmental Politics (2020):
  5. Velicu, Irina. "Prospective environmental injustice: insights from anti-mining struggles in Romania and Bulgaria". Environmental Politics (2019): 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1611178.
    Publicado • 10.1080/09644016.2019.1611178
  6. Velicu, Irina. "De-growing environmental justice: Reflections from anti-mining movements in Eastern Europe". Ecological Economics 159 (2019): 271-278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.01.021.
    10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.01.021
  7. Velicu, Irina. "Beyond Minority Report: Addressing Democracy in EJ Theory". Antipode (2019):
    Submetido
  8. Velicu, Irina; García-López, Gustavo. "Thinking the Commons through Ostrom and Butler: Boundedness and Vulnerability". Theory, Culture & Society 35 6 (2018): 55-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263276418757315.
    Publicado • 10.1177/0263276418757315
  9. Velicu, Irina; Kaika, Maria. "Undoing environmental justice: Re-imagining equality in the Rosia Montana anti-mining movement". Geoforum 84 (2017): 305-315. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.10.012.
    Publicado • 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.10.012
  10. Andreucci, Diego; Beltrán, María Jesús; Velicu, Irina; Zografos, Christos. "Capital Accumulation, Hegemony and Socio-ecological Struggles: Insights from the ENTITLE Project". Capitalism Nature Socialism 28 3 (2017): 18-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10455752.2017.1355930.
    Publicado • 10.1080/10455752.2017.1355930
  11. García López, Gustavo A.; Velicu, Irina; D’Alisa, Giacomo. "Performing Counter-Hegemonic Common(s) Senses: Rearticulating Democracy, Community and Forests in Puerto Rico". Capitalism Nature Socialism 28 3 (2017): 88-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10455752.2017.1321026.
    Publicado • 10.1080/10455752.2017.1321026
  12. Velicu, Irina. "Demonizing the Sensible and the ‘Revolution of our Generation’in Rosia Montana". Globalizations 12 6 (2015): 846-858.
    Publicado
  13. Velicu, Irina. "Moral versus Commercial Economies: Transylvanian Stories". New Political Science 36 2 (2014): 219-237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07393148.2014.883804.
    10.1080/07393148.2014.883804
  14. Velicu, Irina. "The Aesthetic Post-Communist Subject and the Differend of Rosia Montana". Studies in Social Justice 6 1 (2012): 125-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v6i1.1072.
    Publicado • 10.26522/ssj.v6i1.1072
  15. Velicu, Irina. "To Sell or Not to Sell: Landscapes of Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization in Transylvania". Globalizations 9 2 (2012): 307-321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2012.658253.
    Publicado • 10.1080/14747731.2012.658253
Artigo em revista (magazine)
  1. Velicu, Irina; António Carvalho. "Pandemic Ontologies of Isolation", Undisciplined Environments, 2020, https://undisciplinedenvironments.org/2020/04/28/pandemic-ontologies-of-isolation/.
  2. Velicu, Irina. "Whoever does not have Peasants, Should find Them: The Food Injustice of Pandemics", Undisciplined Environments, 2020, https://undisciplinedenvironments.org/2020/04/09/whoever-does-not-have-peasants-should-find-them-the-food-injustice-of-pandemics/.
  3. Velicu, Irina. "O sistema alimentar industrial e a Soberania Alimentar", Buala, 2020, https://www.buala.org/pt/a-ler/o-sistema-alimentar-industrial-e-a-soberania-alimentar.
  4. Velicu, Irina; Barca, Stefania; Armieri Marco. "Undisciplining Political Ecology: A Minifesto", Undisciplined Environments, 2019, https://undisciplinedenvironments.org/2019/10/01/undisciplining-political-ecology-a-minifesto/.
  5. Velicu, Irina. "Limity jsme my! (We are the limits!) The first International Climate Camp in Czech Republic,", Undisciplined Environments, 2017, https://undisciplinedenvironments.org/2017/07/20/limity-jsme-my-we-are-the-limits-the-first-international-climate-camp-in-czech-republic-horni-jiretin/.
  6. Velicu, Irina. "Producing Humans and Natures – A Feminist Comment to Kallis and Swyngedouw", Undisciplined Environments, 2017, https://entitleblog.org/2017/05/30/producing-humans-and-natures-a-feminist-comment-to-kallis-and-swyngedouw/.
  7. Velicu, Irina. "Rosia Montana’s Movement for Democratic Justice", Undisciplined Environments, 2016, https://undisciplinedenvironments.org/2016/09/13/rosia-montanas-movement-for-democratic-justice/.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Velicu, Irina. "The Peasant Way: Reflecting on the Political Logic of the Food Sovereignty Movement". In Urban Political Ecology: beyond the Urbanization of Nature Thesis, editado por Maria Kaika; Roger Keil; Tait Mandler; Yannis Tzaninis. 2021.
  2. Velicu, Irina. ""Direitos rurais: a ressignificação dos direitos humanos nos movimentos camponeses contemporâneos"". In Palavras para lá da pandemia: cem lados de uma crise. Coimbra, Portugal: CES-UC, 2020.
    Publicado
  3. Velicu, Irina. "From Mining to Becomings: Rosia Montana’s Movement for Democratic Justice". In Political Ecology for Civil Society. 2015.
    Publicado
  4. Velicu, Irina. "Becoming something else: Emergent socio-environmental movements in Romania, in Dialogues Against Crisis". In For the Commons (in Greek). Free Flights Publishing: Athens, 2014.
  5. Velicu, Irina. "An(Other) Part of the Fall: Stories of Anonymous Women in (Post)communism, in Andreescu". In From Communism to Democracy: Transformations of the Eastern European Female Ideal. Routledge, 2014.
    Publicado
  6. Velicu, Irina. "Peopling the Globe: New Social Movements". In The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, 629-643. SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014.
    10.4135/9781473906020.n36
  7. Velicu, Irina. "Parliamentary Elections and the Economic Crisis". In Elections 2008 – Campaigns, Leaders and Opinion Polls. Bucharest, Roménia: Polirom Publishing House, 2009.
    Publicado
  8. Velicu, Irina. "Public Participation and the Environmental Decision". In Integrated Strategies for Natural Resources Use. Soros Foundation- Romania, 2008.
    Publicado
Edição de número de revista
  1. Velicu, Irina; Andreucci, D., Beltrán; M. & Zografos. "Political Ecologies of Capital and Struggle". Capitalism, Nature and Socialism (2017):
    Publicado
Entrada de dicionário
  1. Velicu, Irina. "Commons". In ALICE, 2019. https://alice.ces.uc.pt/dictionary/?id=23838&pag=23918&id_lingua=1&entry=24255.
    Publicado
Livro
  1. Velicu, Irina. Socio-Environmental Conflicts in Central and Eastern Europe: Reflections from Romania, Bulgaria and Czech Republic. East European Monographs, Columbia University Press. 2021.
  2. Velicu, Irina. Just Food Europe: From Alternative Food Networks to Socio-Environmental Justice. 2021.
  3. Velicu, Irina. Political Ecology for Civil Society. 2016.
    Publicado
Atividades

Apresentação oral de trabalho

Título da apresentação Nome do evento
Anfitrião (Local do evento)
2020/03/03 ´From Peasants to Urban Workers and Back: Debating Agro - Ecology As Socio-Environmental Justice in Romania´, Conference presentation, https://ambiente68.wixsite.com/environment-society/program International Seminar on Environment and Society, Lisbon
University of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences, ISS Lisbon (Portugal)
2019/12 Borders and Commons, Seminar of Migrating Rights od the DeOthering 2020 Migrating Rights, FCT project
Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2019/11 Undoing Environmental Justice, in Workshop on Face à vulnerabilidade da vida: criatividade social e novas compreensões do ser humano Facing the vulnerability of life: social creativity and new understandings of the human being, https://ces.uc.pt/en/agenda-noticias/agenda-de-eventos/2019/face-a-vulnerabilidade-da-vida & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ILbKn84a0&feature=emb_title
Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2019/10 JustFood: From AFNs to Socio-Environmental Justice Lecture for MA course on Inovação social e empreendedorismo social e solidário, https://mestradoisie.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/ciclo-de-conversas-inovacao-social-e-empreendedorismo-social-e-solidario/
FEUC UC (Coimbra, Portugal)
2019/10 From Peasants to Urban Workers and Back. Debating Agro-Ecology as Socio-Environmental Justice in Romania As múltiplas faces do Antropoceno: política, agência e crise ontológica, Workshop organized by FCT funded project TROPO, event here https://ces.uc.pt/pt/agenda-noticias/agenda-de-eventos/2019/as-multiplas-faces-do-antropoceno
Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2019/10 Book discussion «Towards a political economy of degrowth» Book discussion «Towards a political economy of degrowth» https://ces.uc.pt/en/agenda-noticias/agenda-de-eventos/2019/towards-a-political-economy-of-degrowth-ed
Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2019/05 The convergences of two movements, food sovereignty and justice, as theories in praxis workshop Pensar a comida, pensar o mundo, ALICE, CES-UC, https://ces.uc.pt/pt/agenda-noticias/agenda-de-eventos/2019/oficina-i
Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2018/10 Polenta and Cyanide: PostCommunist Insights on Justice Environmental Humanities conference, “(Um)weltschmerz: An exercise in humility and melancholia”
Rachel Carson Centre (Munich, Alemanha)
2018/09 Presentation @ Summer school of political ecology Summer school of political ecology
Centre for Political Theory, University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Eslovénia)
2017/08/15 Degrowthing Environmental Justice: Insights from Anti-mining Struggles in Romania and Bulgaria Post-Socialist/Post-Colonial Rurality
Center for Modernity and the Rural World, Telciu, Romania (Telciu, Roménia)
2017/04/04 Desiring Limits or How Might Earth Live, American Association for Geographers, USA
American Association for Geographers, USA (Boston, Estados Unidos)
2016/06/02 Post-socialist Environmental Justice? A ‘Here and Now’ Approach for Romania and Bulgaria” Political Ecology in the Centre and East of Europe: Green Past, Present and Prospects”,
Centre d’étude de la vie politique (Cevipol, Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB). (Bruxelles, Bélgica)

Organização de evento

Nome do evento
Tipo de evento (Tipo de participação)
Instituição / Organização
2020/01 - Atual Seminar on Food Justice and the Peasant Question, ECOSOC https://www.ces.uc.pt/pt/agenda-noticias/agenda-de-eventos/2020/food-justice-and-the-peasant-question-in-europe (2020/01)
Seminário (Coorganizador)
Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal
2018 - Atual Organisation of International Workshop: Micro-Politics of Justice (2018)
Oficina (workshop) (Coorganizador)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2016 - Atual International Conference: Undisciplined Environments (2016)
Conferência (Outra)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Centre for Autonomous Systems, Suécia
2016 - Atual Political Ecology Reading Group: Environmental (In)Justice (2016)
Encontro (Outra)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2020/03/02 - 2020/03/03 Two panels on Ecologia Critica, with ECOSOC scientific group, https://ambiente68.wixsite.com/environment-society/program (2020/03/03)
Conferência (Coorganizador)
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Curso / Disciplina lecionado

Disciplina Curso (Tipo) Instituição / Organização
2015 - 2018 "Democracy in the Twenty-First Century" The Ecological Crisis (Doutoramento) Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2013 - 2014 Political Ecology Political Ecology (Mestrado) ICTA, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Espanha
2010 - 2013 Theories of IR Globalization, Theories of IR (Licenciatura) Universitea Spiru Haret, Roménia
2010 - 2011 Political Inquiry, Introduction to Global Politics Political Inquiry, Introduction to Global Politics University of Hawai'i at Manoa Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Estados Unidos
2007 - 2007 Political Inquiry and Analysis Political Inquiry and Analysis (Licenciatura) University of Hawai'i at Manoa Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Estados Unidos
2005 - 2007 Introduction to Political Science, World Politics Introduction to Political Science, World Politics (Licenciatura) University of Hawai'i at Manoa Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Estados Unidos

Entrevista (jornal / revista)

Descrição da atividade Jornal / Forum
2014/09/21 The Gold-mine of Rosia Montana, Mass protests agains one of the largest open cast gold mine in Europe, <Rosia Montana, Romania Undisciplined Environments , Transnational Scholar-Activits Platform on Political Ecology, republished from Oikotrives
2013/12/01 The Gold-mine of Rosia Montana also in English, in X-pressed, http://www.x-pressed.org/?xpd_article=interview-with-researcher-irina-velicu-on-the-gold-mine-of-rosia-montana-romania Oikotrives, Greece
2013/12/01 Mass protests again one of the largest open cast mine in Europe, Rosia Montana, Romania Oikotrives

Membro de comissão

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de participação
Instituição / Organização
2014/06/01 - Atual Member of the editorial collective of the platform Undisciplined Environments, a space of debate of scholars and activists working on political ecology - https://undisciplinedenvironments.org/
Membro
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2014/06/01 - Atual POSTRADE aims primarily at promoting the development of critical reading and of new perspectives on problems that affect today’s societies: welfare State sustainability, the market and the civil society roles on social protection, fragmentation of labour markets, demographic evolution, global environmental change, quality of life and equality of opportunities.
Membro
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2013/06/01 - Atual Ecosoc, Oficina de Ecologia e Sociedade
Membro
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal

Outro júri / avaliação

Descrição da atividade Instituição / Organização
2018 - Atual External reviewer or member of selection panel to: project JUSTFOOD - From Alternative Food Networks to Environmental Justice, CES, UC; Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2017 - Atual Peer-reviewer for the international academic journals: Sustainability Science; Environmental Humanities Journal, Annals of American Association of Geographers, International Journal of the Commons, Studia Politica, Journal of Political Ecology, Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal

Tutoria

Tópico Nome do aluno
2019 - Atual Doing European Citizenship: Eco-villages From Policy to Everyday Practice Anastasia Oprea
2019 - Atual The conditions for coal mining resistance in Poland and the Czech Republic Mikuláš Cerník
2019 - Atual Democracia no século XX Karina Pinhao
2019 - Atual Commoning State Democratic Institutions: Addressing trans-formations in Political Subjectivities Riccardo Buonanno
2019 - Atual Mães proibidas: A retirada de crianças Guarani-Kaiowá, maternidade indígena e etnocídio Karina Almeida Guimarães Pinhão
Distinções

Outra distinção

2014 FCT Postdoctoral fellowship
2013 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
2009 Soros Fellow- Doctoral research
2004 Teaching Assistant
2003 Chevening Scolar, OSI and British Council
University of Warwick, Reino Unido