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Serena Stein

Researcher, Wageningen University & Research

Contributor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

Research Interests

Africa | Agriculture | Anthropology of Knowledges | Climate Change | Decolonization | Digital Anthropology | Ethnographic Theory | Extraction | Gender | Latin America | Multispecies Ethnography | Science & Technology Studies | Transnationalism |

About Serena

Trained as an anthropologist, my research engages questions around agriculture, technology, and transnational and multispecies relationships in agribusiness frontiers in Africa (Mozambique) and South America (Brazil); as well as cultures of knowledge production, epistemic communities, and convivial practices in agroecology, especially concerning soil, climate change, and carbon sequestration in farming systems. I also co-organize the Mangrove coLAB that brings together scholars and practitioners from Mozambique and western India to explore historical and contemporary extractive linkages across the Indian Ocean in the context of megaprojects for port development and energy extraction reshaping agrarian livelihoods and ecologies.