Flor Avelino

Flor Avelino works at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT, Erasmus University of Rotterdam) as assistant professor and senior researcher in the politics of sustainability transitions and social innovation. She is specialised in power and empowerment theories, and has a particular interest in translocal networks and innovation movements that aim to tackle social challenges. As the academic director of the Transition Academy (https://drift.eur.nl/academy/) Flor strives to co-create new learning environments to challenge people to think and act for radical, transformative change. She was scientific coordinator of the EU-funded TRANSIT project on Transformative Social Innovation Theory (http://www.transitsocialinnovation.eu/). Flor has been a board member of the international Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) (https://transitionsnetwork.org/) and is currently a board member of the research committee of Political Power of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) (http://powerstudies.org/).