I am an International Research Fellow atthe Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo. I was previously appointed a tenure-track Post as Lecturer in Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK. Academically, I am broadly interested around questions of power, inequality, and social justice. My expertise lies on the intersection of states, natural resources, and social movements in Latin America and Southeast Asia. My research has been funded by various research councils and my publications cut across various sub-disciplinary debates in the social sciences.