Adrian Beling is the Canada Research Chair in Transition to Sustainability at The King’s University (Edmonton, Alberta) and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies. He is also Academic Director of the Global Studies Programme at FLACSO Argentina. He has published extensively on the Latin-American Buen vivir experiment, while his latest work focuses on the role of religion & church as a sustainability governance agent, and on the interface of politics and culture in sustainability governance theory. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Humboldt University of Berlin and from the Alberto Hurtado University, in Chile, as well as an M.A. in Global Studies.