Dr. Lisa Bossenbroek


Research interests


  • Processes of agrarian & environmental change and their gendered implications
  • Questions of social equity around processes of environmental change 
  • Theorize about the interlinkages between human and environment transformations
  • Alternative futures


Academic history:


  • Since July 2019: Post-doctoral fellow in the work group Social-Ecological Systems at the University Koblenz-Landau, Landau
  • Sep 2016 – July 2019: Post-doctoral fellow at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P) - Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat (Marokko)
  • Sep 2011 – Sep 2016: PhD in Rural Sociology at the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands)
  • 2008 – 2011: Master of Science in Development Studies at the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands). 






  • Bossenbroek, L. M. Kuper and M. Zwarteveen (2017) ‘Sour grapes: Multiple enclosures of ground water in the region of the Saïss in Morocco’ In:  J.P. Venot, M. Kuper and M. Zwarteveen (Eds.) Drip Irrigation: Untold Stories of Efficiency, Innovation & Development. Earthscan. http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/526111
  • Bossenbroek, L. (2017) ‘Le devenir de la famille paysanne de la réforme agraire dans le Saïss au Maroc sous une perspective de genre’, Hawwa - Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World. https://brill.com/view/journals/haww/15/1-2/article-p129_129.xml
  • Houdret, A., Z. Kadiri, L. Bossenbroek (2017) ‘A New Rural Social Contract for the Maghreb? The Political Economy of Access to Water, Land and Rural Development’, Middle east law and governance 9 : 1-23.  doi 10.1163/18763375-00901003. https://brill.com/abstract/journals/melg/9/1/article-p20_20.xml