Seema Arora-Jonsson is Professor and Chair of Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She works with questions of sustainability and justice in relation to environmental governance, climate politics and rural development. Her work is shaped by the need to examine rural development in its particular situation, but in the context of wider transnational currents and relations. Questions of gender, race, ethnicity, class and geography are central to her analyses. Issues of research approach a) the doing of the research - participatory research and ethics and b) analyzing environmental questions in a North-South perspective in the globalizing context of environmental governance are central in her work.