SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Agrarian Change Seminars

The Agrarian Change Seminars are organised by the Journal of Agrarian Change and the Department of Development Studies, SOAS. They take place every two weeks during terms 1 & 2, with speakers examining agrarian issues across the developing world.

Entrance is free and open to the public.

Previous Events in this series

Class, politics and agrarian policies in post-liberalisation India

Sejuti Das Gupta (Michigan State University)

Has there been a shift in agrarian policies in India since liberalisation? What has been the impact of agrarian policies on class formation? Did proprietary classes with close relations to the state influence the formulation of these policies? Are class–state relations uniform across nations under globalisation?

17 January 2019, 21/22 Russell Square, T102, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Uncertain identities: rural migrants and local labour in India’s informal sector. Struggling for employment, respect and existential meaning in Bhopal, India.

Arnaud Kaba (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Toulouse)

This paper compares rural migrants working in flyover construction yards in and around Bhopal and urban men working in the metal workshops of Bhopal’s Old City.

16 May 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room G51a (ground floor, main building), 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Agrarian Accumulation in Neoliberal India: Farmers, Traders and the

Shreya Sinha

The seminar explores how accumulation takes place and how it relates to the local political economy, by focusing on the state of Punjab, the archetypal Green Revolution state of India

1 March 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Agrarian class relations in India

VK Ramachandran (Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru)
16 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Agrarian Transition and Left Politics in India

Alpa Shah (LSE), Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford), Jens Lerche (SOAS), Subir Sinha (SOAS)

This event is part of Agrarian Change at Historical Materialism Conference

8 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Agrarian Change panel at Historical Materialism Conference

Bridget O’Laughlin (ISS, the Hague), Ben Cousins (PLAAS, Western Cape), Henry Bernstein (SOAS)
Crises of labour in South Africa: what is the contribution of the agrarian question?10 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Film: ‘Seeds of Freedom’

African Biodiversity Network and the Gaia Foundation
18 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The World Food ‘Crisis’

Professor Tim Lang, City University London, Professor Philip McMichael, Political Institute for Global Development, Cornell University, Professor Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
7 November 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, TBC, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Land, Community and Governance in West Africa

Kojo Amanor, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

Kojo Amanor is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University (Smuts Commonwealth Fellowship).

30 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM