Zografos, Christos

PhD. Ramón y Cajal Senior Research Fellow
Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials

+34 93 542 19 66
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 08005 Barcelona

Christos Zografos is a Ramón y Cajal Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He received his PhD in Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Prior to his current position, he worked at the Institute of Environmental Science & Technology (ICTA-UAB) in Barcelona, managing the FP7 Marie Curie ‘European Network of Political Ecology’ (ENTITLE), and before that, as the Research Co-ordinator for the FP7 research project ‘Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security’ (CLICO). Prior to ICTA-UAB, he worked as a Lecturer in Environmental Economics at the Scottish Agricultural College in Edinburgh, UK.

Christos is an environmental social scientist who works in the fields of political ecology, ecological economics and degrowth. His research in political ecology looks at the conflicts and politics of implementing low carbon transitions and climate adapted futures, by examining social and political challenges to climate change mitigation (e.g. wind energy) and adaptation (e.g. sea-level rise, urban greening) policy responses. His ecological economics work has explored ways of improving environmental governance through the inclusion of plural values and languages of valuation in environmental decision-making by means of deliberation (deliberative ecological economics). His work on degrowth looks at links between direct democracy and degrowth transitions.

Finally, a line of research developed in collaboration with postgraduate researchers uses Q methodology to look into attitudes and narratives about socio-ecological transformations (such as just transitions, food sovereignty, climate change adaptation) and means to pursue them (green taxation, non-meat-eating diets).


Recent publications:

Andreucci, D. & Zografos, C. (2022). Between improvement and sacrifice: Othering and the (bio) political ecology of climate change. Political Geography, Volume 92, 2022, 102512, ISSN 0962- 6298.

Mehleb, R. I., Kallis, G. & Zografos, C. (2021). A discourse analysis of yellow-vest resistance against carbon taxes. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Volume 40, 2021, Pages 382- 394, ISSN 2210-4224, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2021.08.005.

Zografos, C., Klause, K.A., Connolly, J.J. and Anguelovski, I., (2020). "The everyday politics of urban transformational adaptation: Struggles for authority and the Barcelona superblock project." Cities, 99, p.102613.

Zografos, C. & Robbins, P. (2020). Green Sacrifice Zones, or Why a Green New Deal Cannot Ignore the Cost Shifts of Just Transitions. One Earth, 3(5), pp.543-546.

Gorostiza, S., Andreucci, D., González Hidalgo, M., Lasso, G. & Zografos, C. (2020). Editorial. La Ecología Politica de la Extrema Derecha [Editorial. The Political Ecology of the Extreme Right]. Ecología Politica, 59, pp. 4-7.

Foramitti, J., Tsagkari, M. and Zografos. C. (2019), "Why degrowth is the only responsible way forward." Open Democracy, published 19 September 2019.

González-Hidalgo, M., & Zografos, C. (2019). Emotions, power, and environmental conflict: Expanding the ‘emotional turn’ in political ecology. Progress in Human Geography. 

Turhan, E., Kallis, G., Zografos, C. (2019). "Power asymmetries, migrant agricultural labor and adaptation governance in Turkey: A political ecology of double exposures." In: La Jeunesse, I., Larrue, C. Facing hydrometeorological extremes: a governance issue. Wiley.

Scott E, Kallis G, Zografos C (2019). "Why environmentalists eat meat." PLoS ONE 14(7): e0219607.

Vandeventer, J. S., Cattaneo, C. & Zografos, C. (2019). A degrowth transition: pathways for the degrowth niche to replace the capitalist-growth regime. Ecological Economics, 156, pp.272-286.

Zografos, C. (2019). "Direct Democracy." In: Kothari, A., Salleh, A., Escobar, A., Demaria, F. (eds.). Pluriverse: A Post-development Dictionary. Routledge.  

Zografos, C. (2019). “Expropriate Zuckerberg!” Yes, but how? Comment on Dörre, K. ‘Democracy, not Capitalism – or: Expropriate Zuckerberg!’." In: Ketterer, H., Becker, K. (eds.) Was stimmt nicht mit der Demokratie? Eine Debatte mit Klaus Dörre, Nancy Fraser, Stephan Lessenich und Hartmut Rosa [What’s Wrong With Democracy? A conversation between Nancy Fraser, Klaus Dörre, Stephan Lessenich and Hartmut Rosa]. Suhrkamp.

González-Hidalgo, M. & Zografos, C. (2017). The role of sovereignty and ‘negative’ emotions in the process of subject-making: evidence from a case of conflict over tree plantations from Southern Chile. Geoforum 78, 61-73

Zografos, C. (2017). Flows of sediment, flows of insecurity: climate change adaptation and the social contract in the Ebro Delta, Catalonia. Geoforum 80, 49–60

Zografos, C., Anguelovski, I., Grigorova, M. (2016). When exposure to climate change is not enough: Exploring heatwave adaptive capacity of a multi-ethnic, low-income urban community in Australia. Urban Climate, 17, 248-265

Sušnik, Janez, Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Niklas Gebert, Julia Kloos, Fabrice Renaud, Isabelle La Jeunesse, Badr Mabrouk, Dragan A. Savić, Zoran Kapelan, Ralf Ludwig, Georg Fischer, Roberto Roson, Christos Zografos. (2015). Interdisciplinary Assessment of Sea-level Rise and Climate Change Impacts on the Lower Nile Delta, Egypt. Science of the Total Environment. 503, pp. 279-288.

Kallis, G., Zografos, C. (2014). Hydro-climatic change, Conflict and Security. Climatic Change. Volume 123, Issue 1, pp. 69-82.

Zografos, C., Goulden, M., Kallis, G. (2014). Sources of human insecurity in the face of hydro-climatic change. Global Environmental Change, 29, pp. 327-336.

Kallis, G., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Zografos, C. (2013). To value or not to value. That is not the question. Ecological Economics 94, pp. 97–105

Zografos, C., Martínez-Alier, J. (2009). The politics of landscape value: a case study of wind farm conflict from rural Catalonia. Environment Planning A 41, pp. 1726-1744.