Giuliano Martiniello is Associate Professor of Political Science and Political Economy at Sciences Po Rabat, Université Internationale de Rabat, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut. Prio to joining UIR he was Assistant Professor at the American Universiy of Beirut (2015-2020), Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University (2011-2015), and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal (2012). He got his PhD in Politics at the School of Politics and International Studies of the University of Leeds (2011). He is broadly interested in the political economy, political sociology and political ecology of agrarian and environmental change. His research interests include land regimes, food and farming systems, large-scale land enclosures and contract farming, conservation and deforestation, rural social conflicts and agrarian movements in Africa and the Middle East.