Andrea Zinzani is Junior Assistant Professor (RTD-A) at the Department of History and Cultures, Geography Unit, University of Bologna and Honorary Research Fellow at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. He is a Faculty member of the Bologna Business School where he teaches “Geographies and Geopolitics of Climate Change” and member of the BBS Centre for Sustainability and Climate Change. His research focuses on Geographies of the Environment and Climate Change, Political Ecology and Environmental Politics in relation to territorial and urban transformations at different scales. Over the last years Zinzani focused on Global and transboundary Water Politics in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan), Coastal governance transformations in South-east Asia (Vietnam) and more recently on urban forests and rewilded spaces governance and socio-environmental conflicts in Italy. His research was funded by international academic institutions such as the Fondation Maison de Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Research was published in a book (LIT Verlag 2015), co-edited books and in international academic journals including Geoforum, ACME, Geojournal, Water, Environmental Earth Sciences and Rivista Geografica Italiana. Zinzani got his Ph.D. in Human Geography (2014) at the Universities of Fribourg/Freiburg and Verona, he held post-doctoral fellowships at the CNRS in Paris (2015), at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research in Bremen (2016), at the University of Manchester (2017) and at the University of Bologna (2018-2020).
The course focuses on the geographies and geopolitics of climate and environmental change and the related socio-ecological and political challenges. It aims to provide an overview on the development of climate and environmental thought, politics and governance and it adopts geographical approaches to reflect on the key actors, processes and conflicts. These issue are analyzed at a global scale together with regional focus in the Global South especially in Central and Southeast Asia.Sustainability Transition Management