Geographies of global commodity chains and transnational markets
We investigate the production, distribution and consumption of global commodities and their spatially and socially uneven geographies. Our particular emphasis is on agricultural commodities (e.g. soy, horticulture) and industrial production systems (e.g. «maquiladora industry»).
Performing markets and alternative economic geographies
We contribute to social studies of marketization and engage with the geographies of alternative economic activities such as social (impact) finance, sharing networks or solidary agriculture. Our emphasis is on the diversity of economic practices and the negotiation of non/market boundaries.
Geographies of labor, migration and gender
We research labor markets, (labor) migration and working conditions, analyzing how inequalities are produced, sustained and legitimized. In particular, we analyze how nationality, gender and other categories of social differenciation are mobilized when people cross borders and find work.