Latest News: King’s College London – January 2022
Gender in emerging economies: Dr Alice Evans speaks with Professor Claudia Goldin on women’s century long journey towards equity, particularly how this impacts on women’s career and family, for her podcast, ‘Rocking Our Priors’.
Economic development and productive capacities in emerging economies: Rafeef Ziadah has published a working paper on the increased role of regional players in multiple states, working to stablise the political system to their advantage. In ‘Saudi-UAW interventions: Arms, aid and counter-revolution‘, she explores the outcomes of uprisings in North Africa and West Asia this past decade.
Social and economic inequalities in emerging economies: Andy Sumner has published a new book with Oxford University Press. Deindustrialization, Distribution, and Development: Structural Change in the Global South looks at the term rust belt, which has rarely been associated with developing countries. In fact, it is commonly used to discuss deindustrialisation in advanced nations, particularly the US. However, this book argues that such a belt is now threatening the middle-income developing world, spreading across Brazil and other countries in Latin America, running down across South Africa, and then upwards to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines in South East Asia.
New article: Raphael Susewind has published Dreaming in the shadow of history: micro-mobilities and belonging in Lucknow in Contemporary South Asia. The article demonstrates how looping micro-mobilities can be as effective in fostering new figurations of belonging as the grand movements emphasised in literature on migration.
Department of International Development at King’s College London is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in International Development (Education).
- Location: London
- Salary: £38,826 to £44,427 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
- Fixed-term for one year, 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2023.
Closing date: 2nd February 2022. Interview dates: January – February 2022 and Start date: March 2022.
COVID-19 through a critical agrarian studies lens
Professor Haroon Akram-Lodhi (Trent University) launches his new co-edited book ‘Handbook of Critical Agrarian Studies (2021)’, and points to lessons from critical agrarian studies for our understanding of COVID-19, such as the link between food systems and pandemics.
19 January 2022, 17:00 –18:30 (GMT)
More details and registration: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/covid-19-through-a-critical-agrarian-studies-lens