Seniorforsker - PhD (sosiologi)
Natalia Mamonova is a rural (political) sociologist with over 10 years of research experience in rural politics, agrarian transformation, social movements, food sovereignty and right-wing populism in post-socialist Europe.
She received her PhD degree from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, the Netherlands in 2016. Since then, she was a researcher/lecturer at the University of Oxford, the New Europe College in Bucharest, the University of Helsinki, and the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies.
Natalia is the principal coordinator of the European team of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI Europe). As part of this initiative, she organized the collaborative research project “Right-wing populism in rural Europe” (2018-2020), the results of which were published in the special issue of Sociologia Ruralis, edited by N. Mamonova and J. Franquesa.
Natalia’s current research at RURALIS is mainly focused on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the Ukrainian and global food systems. Together with Brian Kuns (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) she received a research grant from FORMAS (the Swedish research council for sustainable development) for the project: “Food security, food sovereignty and collective action during the war in Ukraine. Ukrainian and global perspectives” (2023-2026).
Natalia is a research consultant at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Peasant Studies.