Pedro Navarro Gambín
- Research Assistant and PhD candidate
- 80 Via del Borghetto, Pisa
I am an interdisciplinary researcher with a mixed educational background including the fields of philosophy, political science, sociology, economics, agronomy, and food studies. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economy (PPE) at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (UPF), the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), and the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3); and a MSc in Organic Agriculture (‘Cum Laude’ designation) at Wageningen University and Research (WUR) with a specialization in Sustainable Food Systems.
My past academic research has focused on the intersection between agriculture, policy, and the sociology of labour and agrarian change, with a specific interest on the relationship between the wellbeing of international migrant workers and their labour conditions in Southern Spain’s agriculture. I joined PAGE in December 2022, where my research focuses on the social and political aspects of the biodiversity crisis and the policies and narratives about biodiversity prioritisation with a specific focus on the fashion industry.
Beyond academic work, I have professional experience in corporate research in international supply chains with a focus on supply chain transparency, the meat industry, and EU trade, agriculture, deforestation, and due diligence regulations. Moreover, I keep a long collaboration with the policy-oriented think tank Espai 08, where I have contributed to reports and journalistic publications about essential labour, agricultural policy, and a just socio-ecological transition.
- Biodiversity valuation and prioritization.
- Sociology of agriculture and agrarian change.
- Agroecology, Organic Agriculture, Regenerative agriculture.
- Food systems’ sustainability.
- International supply chains.
- Eco-socialism and socially just ecological transitions.
- Socio-economic and power inequalities.
- Human wellbeing and life quality.
- Critical Theory.
- Participatory qualitative research.
- Public policy.
Current EU-funded projects
- PLANET4B – Understanding plural values, intersectionality, leverage points, attitudes, norms, behaviour, and social learning in transformation for biodiversity decision making.
- GRASS CEILING – Gender equality in rural and agricultural innovation systems
Some recent publications
- Navarro-Gambín, P., & Jansen, K. (2023) Migrant agricultural workers in search of a dignified life: Labour conditions as a source of vulnerability in Spain. Sociologia Ruralis, 00, 1–23. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12462