Université de Liège (ULg)
After graduating from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) with a degree in sociology and anthropology in 2005, I have been working on food and agriculture from a socio-anthropological perspective. From 2006 to 2011 I carried out PhD research (ULB – LAMC) on organic farming in the southern part of Belgium: Through ethnographic fieldwork, I sought to understand organic farmers’ practices and their evolution in a changing environment. I also analyzed the way the new regulation on organic farming, its associated actors (administrations, law-makers, control bodies, etc.), and new institutional practices are redefining organic farming, its practices and values. In 2012, I jointed the Socio-Economie Environnement et Développement (SEED) Unit, ULg Campus at Arlon, where I carried out two research projects: the SAS-STRAT project about transition to Conservation Agriculture (reduced tillage) and the DODDE project about cattle farmers’ transition to alternative parasite treatments.
In 2014, I worked at the Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques (CRA-W) in a research program on Organic Farming and Protein Autonomy (Cellule Agriculture Biologique et Autonomie Protéique) where I was in charge of developing participatory and action research in the organic farming sector.
In all these investigations, I’ve been following through my scientific interests in the transition of agricultural systems, at the level of individual farmers’ trajectories as well as at the level of collective organizations and institutions.
Faculty/Department : Université de Liège