Federico Demaria is an environmental scientist working on ecological economics and political ecology at the Environmental Science and Technology Institute, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is a founding member of Research & Degrowth, an academic association dedicated to research, awareness raising, and events organization around the topic of degrowth. He is a board member of the European Society for Ecological Economics.
Currently, he is the Deputy coordinator of the research project EnvJustice, funded by the European Research Council, that aims to study and contribute to the global environmental justice movement. His research focuses on how to promote a socio-ecological transformation beyond economic economic growth.
Federico’s contributions are published in journals, such as, among others, Ecological Economics, Sustainability Science, Development, Antipode, Third World Quarterly, Political Ecology, Environmental Values, Journal of Civil Society, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. He is the co-editor of Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era (Routledge, 2015), a book translated into ten languages, and of Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary (AUF, 2018).
He works in connection with the Societal Transition for a Sustainable Economy focus area.