Julie de los Reyes Associate

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Julie de los Reyes is an economic geographer and political ecologist whose research centres on the role of finance in socio-environmental processes. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research at Kyoto University, Japan.

Julie de los Reyes

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Julie’s work examines the financial motives and practices that shape resource extraction, particularly in the mining and energy sectors. Her current research is concerned with understanding and mobilising ‘transition finance’ in ways that promote socio-ecologically just energy systems. 

Julie obtained her PhD in geography from the University of Manchester in the UK. She previously worked with TNI on the EU Economic Governance Project and helped edit publications on flex crops and agroholdings. Her recent publications include:

- Resources and extraction (in Contemporary Economic Geographies, Bristol University Press, 2024)

- Re-making Pascua Lama: corporate financialisation and the production of extractive space (Journal of Peasant Studies, 2022)

Industrial dynamics on the commodity frontier: Managing time, space and form in mining, tree plantations and intensive aquaculture (Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2021)

Areas of expertise 

Resource extraction, finance/financialisation, energy transition, global value chains, East and Southeast Asia


2018 Best PhD Thesis in Economic Geography. Awarded by the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers (Economic Geography Research Group).

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