Denise Misleh Heller

Denise Misleh Heller


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Personal profile


Research interests:

  • alternative/moral economies
  • regional development
  • rural urban relationships
  • cultural political economy
  • neoliberalism and counter-hegemonic practices


I am a geography postgraduate student at the university of Manchester. I am currently researching food relocalisation intiatives in England employing a cultural political economic approach. My research critically engages in analysing diversity and alterity in emerging economic forms contextualising them in broader process of social change.

Prior to my doctoral studies I have researched and profesionally worked on rural territorial development, social innovations and urban and rural linkages. I hold a joint Master Degree in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig and Vienna part of the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Consortium. During my Master’s she I researched agro-ecological practices as a resistance to globalisation in Oaxaca, Mexico and my thesis was awarded by the Consortium.

Further information

I am a member of the Cities, Politics, Economies Research Group and Society and environment Research Group both at the University of Manchester. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, MA Global Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany, University of Vienna, Austria BA Political Science

External positions

Consultant at Government Laboratory, Laboratorio de Gobierno

Sept 2015Sept 2016