Dr. Miriam Boyer

Position: Project Leader

Department of Agricultural Economics,
Agricultural and Food Policy Group
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
(Visitors’ Address: Hannoversche Str. 27, Haus 12)

Research Interests
Nature-society theories; agricultural biotechnologies; economic valuation of nature; politics of food and agriculture; environmental conflicts; Mexico and Latin America


Work Experience and Education
• Post-doctoral Researcher, ‘Global Valuation of Nature and Social Inequalities’, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, 2014-2017
• Ph.D., Sociology summa cum laude, 2014, Columbia University and Freie Universität Berlin
• Elsa-Naumann Dissertation Fellowship of the Federal State of Berlin, 2012-2013
• National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship, Columbia University, 2009-2012
• National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee Fellowship, Columbia University
• Coordination of Global Seed Campaign, La Vía Campesina, 2007-2014


Selected Publications 

Peer reviewed journals
Friedrich, Beate; Hackfort, Sarah; Boyer, Miriam; Gottschlich, Daniela (2019): Conflicts over GMOs and their Contribution to Food Democracy, in: Politics and Governance 2019, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 165–177.

Book chapters
Boyer, Miriam (2019) „‘Grüne’ Strategien und der Streit um die Kontrolle natürlicher Ressourcen.” In Schmalz, Stefan and Ramírez, Martín, Extraktivismus. Lateinamerika nach dem Ende des Rostoffbooms. Oekom, München.
Boyer, Miriam (2014) “Molecular Biotechnologies and Agriculture: Insights on Production through the Lens of Reproduction” In van der Pijl, ed., Handbook of International Political Economy of Production. Elgar, London 

Other publications
Boyer, Miriam (2015). Nature Materialities and Economic Valuation: Conceptual Perspectives and their Relevance for the Study of Social Inequalities. desiguALdades.net Working Paper Series, Ibero-American Institute, Berlin