Researchers in this cluster also engage in different ways with others at SOAS working on related fields, including Graham Dyer (Economics), Deborah Johnston (Economics), Massood Karshenas (Economics), Mushtaq Khan (Economics) and Harry West (Anthropology). Cluster members are also involved in the SOAS Food Studies Centre and have contributed to the work of the integrative research in agriculture and health programme at the London International Development Centre (LIDC).
Africa; Horn of Africa; refugees and forced migration; post-conflict social integration; violence and conflict analysis; humanitarianism and humanitarian assistance; globalisation, transnationalism, diasporas and remittances; famine and food security; livelihoods in emergency contexts.
South Asia, Central Asia; comparative political sociology of water resources and development; technology and agrarian change; boundary work in natural resources management; interdisciplinary social theory.
Agrarian history; Late Antiquity and early Islam; historical materialism; and, contemporary India, with a special interest in issues like the critique of minimalist stereotypes of the ancient economy; Marx’s method in Capital; modes of production; the fate of the peasantry under capitalism; and, labour and capital in India’s economy.
Latin American theories of development, political economy of agrarian change, rural livelihoods, farming systems, land reform, peasant movements, historical comparative analyses of the European and Latin American rural economy and society
East Africa (in particular: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda), labour markets, political economy of development, agriculture, poverty reduction, agrarian change, livelihood diversification, development aid, commodity trade