Jampel Dell'Angelo

Postdoctoral Fellow; Visiting Scholar in Residence

Dr. Jampel Dell’Angelo is Associate Professor of Water Governance and Politics in the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Jampel is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal World Development and the Principal Investigator and Coordinator of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) NEWAVE 'Next Water Governance' project. He is an environmental social scientist and a critical development scholar interested in the political economy of natural resources, particularly water. The NEWAVE consortium, which Jampel leads, includes 10 host organizations and 19 partners from academia and the public and private sectors. It organizes the research and training of 15 early-stage researchers enrolled in different PhD programs. Jampel’s research looks at the multilevel dimensions of cooperation and conflict over freshwater resources. The focus of his research spans from socio-environmental dynamics of climate change adaption in community irrigation schemes of rural Kenya to global patterns of virtual water appropriation associated with transnational land investments. He employs mixed methods and builds on theoretical pluralism combining perspectives from the Bloomington School of Political Economy and the Barcelona School of Political Ecology. He has published extensively in high-impact journals. Jampel is a Visiting Scholar and member of the Ecohydrology Lab in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at University of California, Berkeley; an Environmental Governance Affiliate Scholar at SESYNC; and an Affiliate Scholar of The Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University.

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2014 - 2021
Areas of Expertise
political economy
political ecology
development studies
Research Interests
environmental governance
water governance
environmental conflicts
land and water grabbing
food-energy-water nexus
Methods of Expertise
meta studies
institutional analysis
ethnographic methods