Our French team

The Just Scapes team based at INRAE

Benjamin Begou

Benjamin Begou

Assistant, Research Design and Implementation

Having completed a master's degree in social ecology, based on the UNESCO's "Man and the Biosphere (MAB)" programme, Benjamin joined Just Scapes in November 2021. He will design and organise the participative workshops aimed at: 1) co-producing shared justice norms relating to land-use transformations in the face of climate change, and 2) starting to collectively draw the desired landscape of tomorrow.

Cécile Barnaud

Cécile Barnaud

Researcher

Cécile is a human geographer working on land-use conflicts, power relations and negotiation mechanisms around the nexus agriculture-biodiversity-society. In Just Scapes, she is the coordinator of the French team and the French case study in the Pyrénées and, more transversely, she is in charge of the work package on individual interviews.

Floriane Clement

Floriane Clement

Research Fellow

Floriane is a research fellow at DYNAFOR, INRAE. She has been studying environmental policies, exploring the gap between policy discourses and outcomes. She draws on institutional analysis, discourse analysis and (feminist) political ecology. Before joining INRAE in 2018, she worked in Vietnam, India and Nepal for more than 10 years.

Lisa Darmet

Lisa Darmet

Assistant, Research Design and Implementation

After receiving her undergraduate degree in Environmental Humanities at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA, Lisa is currently completing an Environmental Master’s degree in Social Sciences at EHESS, Paris. She conducts and analyses interviews with a diversity of local actors in the Pyrénées Ariégeoises for the French part of Just Scapes.

The Just Scapes team based at ESPOL Lille

Brendan Coolsaet

Brendan Coolsaet

Assistant Professor

Brendan Coolsaet is Associate Professor of Environmental Politics at ESPOL, the European School of Political and Social Sciences at Lille Catholic University, France. He works on environmental justice, biodiversity conservation and food politics. He is a Co-Investigator and Work Package lead on the JustScapes project.

Mathilde Gingembre

Mathilde Gingembre

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mathilde Gingembre is a postdoctoral researcher at the European School of Political and Social Sciences (Lille Catholic University), with expertise in political ecology and critical agrarian studies. In Just Scapes, she is in charge of mapping and analysing the contested policy landscape in which local environmental justice struggles are embedded.

Former team members

Marie Izard

Marie Izard

Master's placement (April to Sept 2021)

After a Bachelor in Geography and History, Marie joined Just Scapes for 6 months in 2021, while studying in Montpellier Supagro and finishing her Master's degree in “Resource, agricultural systems and development”. ​For her final internship, she did an agrarian diagnosis on the Massat Valley. Through a systemic approach, she linked technical agricultural systems with their ecological, economical and social context.