dr. MF (Mary) Greene

dr. MF (Mary) Greene

Universitair docent

Mary Greene is an Assistant Professor at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University. She researches and teaches in the field of environmental governance, development, sustainable production and consumption, social theory and research methods. 

Mary's current research interests focus on environmental governance sustainable consumption research. She is especially interested in the inter-relationships between socio, cultural and technological change and evolution of social practices in peoples everyday lives (such as food, energy, and mobility). She is also interested in exploring the role and experience of citizen-consumers in innovations towards sustainable production and consumption systems, with a particular focus on circular economy transitions. 

Central to Mary's recent and ongoing research has been an emphasis on progressing understandings of the intersection of dynamics in everyday consumption with broader systems of provisions and innovating theoretical and methodological approaches to investigating consumption. Theoretically, Mary has expertise in sociological theories of consumption, including practice theories, transition theories, multi-level perspectives, political economy and energy cultures, to name just a few. Methodologically, she applies interdisciplinary, participatory and cross-cultural case study research methods to explore intersecting contextual processes shaping action. 

If youre interested in finding out more or would like to start a conversation or explore opportunities to collaborate together please feel free to contact Mary at mary.greene@wur.nl