M.A. Jan Brunner

Freie Universität Berlin

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Institute for Latin American Studies

Predoctoral Researcher

Case study on conflicts over land in Brazil

Academic career

  • 2015-present: Predoctoral Researcher in the Junior Research Group GLOCON: “Global change – local conflicts? Land conflicts in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa in the context of interdependent transformation processes”
  • 2010-2014: M.A. in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. Subject of thesis: “Land grabbing in East Germany”
  • 2011-2012: Student assistant at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), in the field of “ecological consumption”, Berlin
  • 2006-2010: BA in Social Sciences, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Research Interests

  • Political ecology and agrarian studies
  • Conflicts over land and resources
  • Land grabbing and extensive land use change
  • (International) Political economy
  • Development theory
  • Working relations and (international) trade union politics

2019

  • 2019: Wörterbuch Land- und Rohstoffkonflikte (Ed. with Anna Dobelmann, Sarah Kirst and Louisa Prause). Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag.

  • 2019: Einleitung (with Anna Dobelmann, Sarah Kirst and Louisa Prause), in: Wörterbuch Land- und Rohstoffkonflikte (Eds. Jan Brunner, Anna Dobelmann, Sarah Kirst and Louisa Prause). Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag, pp. 9-18.
  • 2019: Akkumulation durch Enteignung, in: Wörterbuch Land- und Rohstoffkonflikte (Eds. Jan Brunner, Anna Dobelmann, Sarah Kirst and Louisa Prause). Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag, pp. 44-50.
  • 2019: Kämpfe gegen Ausbeutung (with Oliver Pye) , in: Wörterbuch Land- und Rohstoffkonflikte (Eds. Jan Brunner, Anna Dobelmann, Sarah Kirst and Louisa Prause). Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag, pp. 167-173.
  • 2019: Land Grabbing, in: Wörterbuch Land- und Rohstoffkonflikte (Eds. Jan Brunner, Anna Dobelmann, Sarah Kirst and Louisa Prause). Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag, pp. 211-216.

2017

2016

  • Labor and labor struggles in times of land grabbing and agrofuel expansion. In: M. R. Mendonçã & A. R. de Oliveira (Eds.): IV Workshop Production and appropriation of new energy sources: effects, conflicts and alternatives. Goiânia: UFG. 278-285.
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