Karine Peschard is Research associate at the Graduate Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, on a SNF-funded project entitled 'Bringing the seed wars to the courtroom: legal activism and the governance of plant genetic resources in Brazil and India'. Her research, at the intersection of legal anthropology and agrarian studies, centres on social movements, biotechnology, biodiversity and intellectual property (IP) rights. Since 2011, she has conducted comparative research in Brazil and India on the implementation of farmers’ rights legislation, and on the legal conflicts surrounding IP regimes for biotech crops. Karine holds a PhD in Anthropology from McGill University.
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In press. Transnational agrarian movements, food sovereignty, and legal mobilization. In Oxford Handbook of Law and Anthropology, eds. M.-C. Foblets, M. Sapignoli, M. Goodale and O. Zenker. Oxford: Oxford University Press (with P. Claeys).
2020. Seed wars and farmers’ rights: comparative perspectives from Brazil and India. In Intellectual property and agriculture, eds. B. Sherman and S. Chapman. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
2019. Propriedade industrial sobre sementes: contestação judicial no Brasil e na Índia. In Desenvolvimento e transformações agrárias: BRICS, competição e cooperação no Sul global, ed. Sérgio Sauer, 157-186. São Paulo: Editora Outras Expressões (lead author, with S. Randeria).
2014. Turning of the tide: Rising discontent over transgenic crops in Brazil. In The neoliberal regime in the agri-food sector: Crisis, resilience and restructuring, eds. S.A. Wolf and A. Bonanno, 170-190. London: Earthscan/Routledge.
2014. Descontento inesperado: Mutaciones en la polémica sobre cultivos transgénicos en Brasil. In La dieta neoliberal: globalización y biotecnología agrícola en América latina, ed. G. Otero, 279-296. Mexico City: M.A. Porrúa.