IDD, University of Birmingham: Event, Publications & News -November
- Richard Batley (Professor Emeritus) published an article with André Aquino (University of São Paulo) on ‘Pathways to hybridization: Assimilation and accommodation of public financial reforms in Brazil’, Accounting, Organization and Society.
- Niheer Dasandi published an article (with Marina Romanello et al.) on ‘Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change in Europe’, The Lancet Public Health.
- Emeka Thaddues Njoku published an edited book with Scott N. Romaniuk on ‘Counter-terrorism and civil society: Post-9/11 progress and challenges’, Manchester University Press.
- Emeka Thaddues Njoku published an article on ‘The state of terrorism research in Africa’, Critical Studies on Terrorism.
- Emeka Thaddues Njoku published an article (with Isaac Dery) on ‘Spiritual security: an explanatory framework for conflict-related sexual violence against men’ in International Affairs.
- Sanne Weber published a book chapter on ‘The Personal and Socio-Economic Dynamics of Resilience and Transitional Justice in Colombia’ in the Open Access volume Resilience, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice: How Societies Recover after Collective Violence, edited by Janine Clark and Michael Ungar, published with CUP.
- Sanne Weber published a co-authored article on ‘Towards Ethical International Research Partnerships in Gender-Based Violence Research: Insights From Research Partners in Kenya’, Violence Against Women.
- Nic Cheeseman won a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for his research project: ‘Re-thinking African Politics: Ideology, Political Thought and the Power of Ideas’.
- The Development Leadership Programme (DLP) has released its bi-monthly roundup of leadership news in development: ‘Leadership Observatory Issue 17’.
- Jonathan Fisher, Idayat Hassan and Nic Cheeseman won a Facebook Research Award for their project: ‘Shutdown: Understanding the closure of social media space in West Africa’.
- Rebecca Gordon published ‘Leadership for Inclusion: What skills and qualities do parliamentarians need to be able to promote inclusive change?’, and held a webinar to discuss the findings on 23rd September 2021. The report sets out findings from interviews with political leaders involved in successfully implementing inclusive change legislation for gender-based violence and LGBTQ+ and disability issues. It outlines key skills and qualities used in pushing through legislative change, and provides recommendations for how we can better encourage these in politics.
- Eric Nang (Doctoral researcher with IDD/Birmingham Law School), as part consortium of ECRs, has won a £13399 grant with the Farming for Climate Justice (F4CJ), a collaboration between the Centre for Agroecology, Water & Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University, the Bio-Economy Research Chair at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and funded by the British Council Researcher Links Climate Challenge.
The project – ‘Solidarity practices during climate crises: Collaboratively exploring opportunities with women agroecologists’ – aims to investigate how already existing solidarity networks, can support ongoing agroecology practices to be more adaptive and resilient to the climate emergency using South Africa as a case study.
- Merisa Thompson wrote an extended blog with Fiorella Picchioni (Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich) for the DSA’s Women and Development Study Group: ‘What Happens to ‘Gender’ in Food and Agricultural Research? Mapping Four Broad Trends’.
- Merisa Thompson won a £7157 BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for her project: ‘Intersections of Gender, Race and Class: The Impact of Colonial Legacies on Contemporary Food and Agricultural Policy in the Caribbean’.
The IDD Guest Seminar Series has two exciting upcoming events which are open to all and will be held on Zoom:
- On Tuesday 16th November (09:00-10:30), IDD are delighted to welcome Dr Sarah Philips (Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney) to discuss her latest book: ‘Where There Was No Aid: War and Peace in Somaliland’. Register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/172091308737
- On Tuesday 23rd November (13:30-15:00), IDD’s PGRs are organising a panel debate on: ‘“Chinese Development Cooperation in the New Era” and its impact in the Global South’. Speakers include: Obert Hodzi (University of Liverpool); Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente (Universiteit Leiden); Wanjing Kelly Chen (Hong Kong University). Register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/172099352797