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Noemi Gonda

Noemi Gonda


I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Urban and Rural Development  where I study socio-environmental transformations that emerge in authoritarian contexts. I have a core study in Nicaragua and a side project in Hungary. I hold a PhD from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. My PhD research (defended in 2016) was a feminist ethnography focused on the politics of gender and climate change in rural Nicaragua. I have professional experience in rural development mainly in Central America where I have been working between 2002 and 2010 with smallholder farmers, indigenous groups and international organisations. I am particularly interested in exploring how radical social and environmental transformations towards more justice and equity can emerge, and the role of activists in supporting the emergence of such transformations.


Previous to my PhD degree, I completed two Master of Sciences degrees: one in Tropical Agriculture and Development from Montpellier SupAgro (France) and one in Agriculture from Bordeaux SupAgro (France). My initial training is in agricultural engineering (Bordeaux SupAgro). 

Selected publications

Peer reviewed publication:
GONDA. N.  2016. “Climate change, ‘technology’ and gender:’ Adapting women’ to climate change with cooking stoves and water reservoirs”. Gender, Technology and Development (SAGE), May 18, 2016.

Chapter in edited book:
GONDA. N. 2017. Revealing the Patriarchal sides of climate change: a case study from rural Nicaragua. In Exploring climate change through gender equity and equality. Editors: Susan Buckingham and Virginie Le Masson. Routledge. May 2017

Article in edited journal:
GONDA. N. Forthcoming. Rural Masculinities in Tension: Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in Nicaragua. Perspectives. Rachel Carson Institute, Munich, Germany. September 2017.

Postdoctor at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Division of Rural Development
Work description: post-doctoral researcher
Postal address:
Inst för stad och land, Box 7012
Visiting address: Ulls väg 27, Uppsala