Jampel Dell'Angelo appointed Assistant Professor in Water Governance at VU-IVM
After being officially appointed on 1 January, Jampel Dell'Angelo started his position as Assistant Professor in Water Governance in the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam earlier this summer. He is an environmental social scientist interested in the political economy of natural resources, in particular water.
His research is on 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. Believing in the necessity to conduct true interdisciplinary research to tackle complex water governance problems he draws on a socio-environmental synthesis approach.
Jampel has a passion for video making and, when possible, complements his research in the field with documentary production. He is a producer of the documentary on environmental conflicts, Aquí nos vamos a quedar and Working Together: Research and Water Governance on Mount Kenya on water governance in Kenya.