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Brendan Coolsaet

Assistant Professor, Université catholique de Lille

I am an Assistant Professor at the European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL) in France, where I teach a couple of classes related to environmental governance, development studies, and food/agricultural politics (see teaching section). I am also a member of the Global Environmental Justice Group (University of East Anglia, UK), an interdisciplinary group of scholars interested in the linkages between social justice and environmental change.


  • 2016–present
    Senior research associate, University of East Anglia
  • 2016–present
    Associate Tutor, University of East Anglia
  • 2016–present
    Associate Tutor, Lancaster University
  • 2012–2016
    PhD Research Fellow in Biodiversity Governance, Université Catholique de Louvain


  • 2016 
    Université Catholique de Louvain, PhD Political and Social Sciences
  • 2011 
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, MSc Environmental Sciences & Policy