American Univesity of Beirut

 Faculty Profile

​​​​​​​Dr. Giuliano Martiniello, Assistant Professor of Rural Community Development

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​Giuliano Martiniello joined the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences as Assistant Professor in Rural Community Development in Fall 2015. He is broadly interested in the political economy, political sociology and political ecology of agrarian change with particular reference to large-scale land acquisitions, labour and land tenure regimes, land reforms, agricultural modernization, agribusiness, smallholders’ commercialization and integration in global value chains, food security/sovereignty, and rural social movements.

He has published articles in the Review of African Political Economy, Journal of Peasant Studies, Third World Quarterly and serves as Contributing Editor for the Review of African Political Economy.

Giuliano worked as a Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University in Uganda (2012-2015) and was awarded a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the School of Built Environment and Development Studies from the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa in 2013.

He holds Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in International and Diplomatic Sciences with a specialization in Development Politics from the University of Naples l’Orientale, a Master of Art (MA) in Africa: Human and Sustainable Development from the University of Leeds, and a PhD in Politics (2011) from the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds.

Recent Publications:

(2017) Agrarian politics and land struggles in Northern Uganda Introduction: conceptualizing agrarian resistance. Community Development Journal. Volume 52, Issue 3.

(2017) Ray Bush and Giuliano Martiniello. Food Riots and Protest: Agrarian Modernizations and Structural Crises​. World Development. Vol. 91.

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