Namedr. C Sato

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OrganizationDepartment of Environmental Sciences
Organization UnitCultural Geography
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
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Chizu Sato is Lecturer and Researcher in the Cultural Geography group at Wageningen University. She teaches in consumption, health, economy and ecology from the perspectives of gender and diversity at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. Her research interests lie in the areas of transnational feminism, international development, political economy and ecology with a focus on the intersections of women, empowerment and development. Her current research uses transnational feminist methodologies to explore how socio-ecological wellbeing is produced differently by women in the global South and North when they empower themselves through food production and consumption. Her research recognizes these efforts within webs of interdependencies that include diverse human and nonhuman actors. Her recent work appears in World Development, The International Journal of the Commons and International Political Sociology.

She is a member of the EU H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) WEGO (Well-being, Ecology, Gender, and cOmmunity), the coordination team of the 8th International Degrowth Conference: Caring Communities for Racial Change as well as the editorial board of Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society.

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Chizu Sato teaches gender and diversity related topics in domains of consumption, health, economy and ecology at BSc, MSc and PhD levels.

The followings are just several possible thesis topics for BBC, BGM and MSc students:

  • gender and diversity in consumer culture and/or health;
  • consumption as development (e.g., ethical consumption, fair trade, cause marketing);
  • sustainable consumption, degrowth
  • diverse and community “food” or “health” economies (e.g., how food is shared or informal care is organized by a community/community-based organization);
  • transnational care;
  • market-based approach to health in the global South (e.g., social enterprise model of elderly care); and
  • the use of art-based methods to 1) investigate and 2) enable sustainable, healthy lifestyle and/or transform inequality.
  • GEO-30306 - Concepts & Approaches to Tourism Society and Environment
  • GEO-58306 - Gender and Diversity in Transnational Worlds
  • GEO-58806 - Gender and Diversity in the Life Sciences Domains
  • GEO-70224 - MSc Internship Cultural Geography
  • GEO-70424 - MSc Internship Cultural Geography
  • GEO-79224 - MSc Research Practice Cultural Geography
  • GEO-79324 - MSc Research Practice Cultural Geography
  • GEO-80424 - MSc Thesis Cultural Geography
  • GEO-80436 - MSc Thesis Cultural Geography
  • RSO-58806 - Beyond Sustainability: Theorizing Post- & Anti-Capitalist Food Futures
  • WRM-51304 - Emotions in Debates on Natural Resources
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