top of page

PhD in the Political Geography of Meat and Dairy (4 positions)

University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands (Amsterdam)

Research or data







Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:



About the Role

The Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam is looking for four PhD-candidates, to work on the political geographies of meat and dairy consumption/production in the ERC-project PROTEINSCAPES led by Dr. Willem Boterman.

Meat and dairy production is one of the largest contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss. The UN, EU and other political actors therefore increasingly see the transition away from consumption of animal based proteins, meat and dairy, as crucial for reaching several sustainability development goals (SDG’s). Changing diets towards more plant-based would not only spare millions of animal lives, it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, reduces the risk of the outbreak of zoonosis and is better for human health.

About the Organisation

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

bottom of page