Masterclass in Critical Agrarian Studies – Amended start date and extended application deadline!

New application deadline: 20th of October, 2020.

Register on this link.

The online Masterclass Series on Critical Agrarian Studies offered by the School of Human Ecology at Ambedkar University Delhi has a new start and finish date: 4th November to 4th December 2020. The Series brings together eminent academics and teachers who work on rural/ agrarian issues in the Global South.

This edition of the Materclass series consists of five lectures on the themes Rural Land, Agrarian
Markets, Water, Democracy and Rural Conflicts & Collective Action. The curators of the series are
Professor Asmita Kabra (School of Human Ecology), Dr. Mekhala Krishnamurthy (Ashoka University and
Centre for Policy Research) and Dr. Budhaditya Das (School of Human Ecology).

Masterclass in Critical Agrarian Studies – Apply now!

Deadline to apply: 15th of October, 2020

Apply through this link.

The POLLEN node at the School of Human Ecology at Ambedkar University Delhi has launched of the online Masterclass Series on Critical Agrarian Studies this semester. The Series brings together eminent academics and teachers who work on rural/ agrarian issues in the Global South.

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Repost: Eco-Social Steps to Resilience

Authors: Rosa Martínez Rodríguez and Yayo Herrero

Original article posted in Green European Journal, and available at this link.

As the world reels from the fallout of the Covid-19 crisis, discussion turned to rebuilding Europe’s economy with the EU clinching a deal on a coronavirus recovery fund after marathon negotiations this July. In this interview, Rosa Martínez spoke to activist and anthropologist Yayo Herrero about how to approach reconstruction in an eco-social way. In forging societies that are resilient to shocks, whether caused by pandemics or climate change, the challenge will be breaking with capitalist logic to propose solutions that prioritise wellbeing while factoring in ecological limits.

Read full interview

POLLEN September Updates

Dear POLLEN Members and Friends,

This month we have a truly packed newsletter – the POLLEN20 conference last week;  the next POLLEN Secretariat hosts and their crowdfunding pledge; an introduction to EXALT; and the usual lists of publications, articles, vacancies, CfPs and more!  

Best wishes, 

POLLEN Secretariat

NOTE: the updates below are a copy of the original newsletter, and therefore might not contain all hyperlinks and content. To access the original with full content, as well as to see previous newsletters, follow this link:
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Call for Newsletter Input

Dear POLLEN friends, 

While POLLEN20 is going on with lots of exciting talks and sessions, we are also compiling input for this month’s newsletter. So if you have any new publications, articles, posts, CfPs, job announcements, and anything else that’s relevant, please send it to by the 30th of September.

Looking forward to reading your news!

POLLEN20 – Call for Volunteers

As we are approaching the POLLEN 20 biennial conference, which will be held online from 22-25 September, the organizing group is issuing a call for volunteer ‘stage managers’ to help keep the online space running smoothly over the course of the conference. Volunteers will be asked to take part in an online training session and will work in shifts through the online ExOrdo Virtual conference platform to make sure that sessions begin on time and to flag any technical issues with the support team. We aim to keep the number of shifts worked by each volunteer low so that they can enjoy the conference as well! Volunteers will receive a refund / waiver of conference fees. Volunteers will need to have a reliable internet connection. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email with ‘VOLUNTEERING’ in the subject line to Please include your name and contact details, as well as availability on the dates of the 22-25 of September.

Call for abstracts: FLARE Network Twitter Conference

‘The FLARE network announces a call for abstracts for our first Twitter conference on the theme of “Reimagining Forests and Livelihoods in Turbulent Times.” We welcome abstracts and pre-organized sessions from students, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, activists, and others that explore the nexus of forests and livelihoods within the context of one of the following contemporary subthemes: 1. Anti-racism and environmental justice, 2. Covid-19, infectious disease, and human health, 3. Poverty/prosperity, 4. Social transformations, forests, and livelihoods, and 5. Climate action.’

Abstract submission deadline: October 4

Decision notification: October 9

Read full notice and details here.