I teach at both undergraduate and masters levels on international development and human geography. I believe in research-led teaching, and therefore, draw my empirical and conceptual discussions from my own experience as an individual from, and who conduct research on, the global South. I encourage my students to critically think about the relationship between theory and praxis, and importantly, challenge received wisdoms theoretically to be able to reflect on the manifestations of power and inequality in the real world.
From Autumn 2013, my contribution to undergraduate courses include:
GEO103 Region, Nation and the World
GEO163 Information & Communication Skills for Geographers
Geo 223: Philosophical Issues in Human Geography
GEO336 Development and Global Change (Convenor)
GEO367 Geographies of Development Field Class
At Masters level, I have some significant contribution to teaching a variety of modules in our international development programme:
GEO6801 Ideas and Practice in International Development (Convenor)
GEO6803 Professional Skills for Development (Convenor)
Geo 6805: Dissertation with Placement (Convenor with Deborah Sporton)
GEO6806 Key Issues in Environment and Development
I welcome prospective PhD students who are interested in any of the following themes: natural resource governance and international development, politics of poverty reduction and inequality, global governance, and contentious politics and state- society relations.