María Jesús Beltrán. Holds a European PhD in Ecological Economics and Environmental Management from Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain) and an MSc in Ecological Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is Lecturer at the Economics Department, Pablo de Olavide University. She has worked for the French National Center for Scientific Research and for the European Network of Political Ecology as a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. She was recently invited as visiting researcher at the Centre for Water and Development, SOAS University of London. Her research focuses on water ecological economics, critical water studies and political ecology. She is co-author of academics articles published in Ecological Economics, Sustainability Science, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Water Resources Management, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Water Alternatives, Capitalism Nature Socialism and L´ Espace géographique.