Koen Dekeyser joined GovInn as a Junior Researcher in 2015. His work is focused on food governance and food systems.
Before joining GovInn, Koen was a student of the University of Gent where he received his BSc in Political Science and his MSc in International Politics. He studied International Relations at the Marmara University in Turkey and collaborated with the Natural and Agricultural Faculty of the University of Pretoria. Previously, Koen was engaged in the 7th framework EU research project Veg-i-Trade, which focused on climate change and globalisation in international agricultural trade. His contribution concerned the food sovereignty of peasant producers in Limpopo and Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Being born in Belgium, Koen has lived in Turkey, South Africa, and Indonesia.
Koen is currently pursuing his PhD in Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria supervised by Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti and Prof. Lise Korsten. His research project is in collaboration with the Belmont funded AFGROLAND on Global Agro-Food-Energy System Changes. In 2017, Koen became a researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Food Security.
- Governance of the Commons
- New Economic Governance
- Food system governance
- Political economy and collective action
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