Contested Development PhD students
The Contested Development Research Domain provides an active and interdisciplinary home for PhD students who are encourage to play an active role in managing and presenting seninars alongside staff and visiting scholars and practitioners. The large body of students provides real opportunity for exploring ideas and experiences as well as providing a social base and support network through PhD study.
PhD students affiliated with the Contested Development Research Domain include:
Soledad Alvarez Velasco
Trespassing the Visible: Transit and deportation in the migratory spaces between Ecuador, Mexico and the U.S.
Luis Andueza Justiniano
Rivers, territoriality, and 'energy': a study on the political ecology of neoliberalism and struggle in central-southern Chile
Adeniyi P. Asiyanbi
Subject-making and impacts of REDD+ in Cross River Nigeria
Hydropolitik, or the love of abstraction
Roxana Borquez GonzalesEnergy and water policies in Chile, the deliberative turn in a post-dictatorial democracy: power relations, civil participation and expertise
(Re)Negotiating the risk social contract? Impacts of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami on state-society relations in Tamil Nadu and the Andaman Islands
Understanding climate resilience in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean Region
Controlling the currents? Territory, mobility and security in the Sulu and Celebes seas
Politics of Energy Systems, Post-Oil Geographies, and Electrification in Cuba
Environmental impact of hydroelectric power in Southeast Asia
News from elsewhere: Journalism, social justice, development and the decolonisation of knowledge
Jose Di Bella
Climate Change and Disasters: Cooperation Strategies and Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation in the Americas
The effect of the Green Deal on residential carbon emissions within the UK
Miracle plants? The political, social and ecological impacts of indigenous biofuels on marginal land in India
Rebecca L. Farnum
Nature as Diplomat: Scale, Agency, and Purpose in Environmental Peacebuilding
Connecting bio-fuel and climate change policies in a context of resource geopolitics: the case of Brazil
Riskscapes of flooding in a rapidly urbanising coastal region: The case of the Densu Delta, Accra, Ghana
Land access and food security. The role of female rural workers in Brazilian development. The case of Maranhão.
Testing the relevance of exports of food commodities from arid countries using non renewable water sources to the benefit of the global consumer’s market.
Changing conflict and cooperation in the Nile River Basin: A hydro-political analysis of recent Eastern Nile developments
The socio-spatial politics of sustainable transitions: Linking sustainability initiatives to urban regeneration and gentrification.
Microfinance and Enabling Environments: A perspective from Malawi
The Societal impacts of CSO/Academic Collaboration on Sustainability
Analysing Development Policy Interventions for Informal Settlements through a Gendered Lens in Lahore, Pakistan
Milan A. Karner
Variations in Hydro-Climatic Vulnerability in a Transboundary Region: A Comparative Analysis of the Two Punjabs
Pro-poor development: Governmentality and the creation of 'resilient' subjects
Migration as Distinction? Rural-Urban Migration, Consumption and Class in Contemporary Cambodia
Gendering Development in Mozambique: The Role of Women’s Civil Society Associations Fighting Poverty in Maputo
Melissa Moreano Venegas
Resisting green capitalism: environmentalism and protest creativity of Ecuador’s social movements
The Politics of Carbon Labelling: Governance, Power and Knowledge
Nuttavikhom Phanthuwongpakdee (Kay)
Recovering with Resilience: Alternative Responses to Thailand Flood (Working title)
Justice and the Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions in Ghana
Ecological worldviews and climate control technologies: The case of Haida Gwaii
Developing approaches to address losses and damages from climate change impacts in least developed countries: An opportunity for transformation?
The dialectics of nature and scientific ideology
Development and 'local ownership' of water and sanitation programmes
Accumulation by Simulation: In-vitro meat, food security and the materialisation of biopolitics
A study to examine how transformative learning occurs and impacts on cognition and behaviour at various life stages when individuals are faced with disaster threats
Stoking the flames: Violent Geographies in Action
Transition pathways in practice: scaling up climate change adaptation solutions for existing housing stock in England's social housing sector
The cultural and pyschological dimensions of climate change in Northern Thailand
Vulnerability and Adaptation Amongst a Sea-Gypsy Community
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