Anthropology of Development

Development studies and research in developing areas including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and several African countries, and Papua New Guinea. Including Issues of development and underdevelopment, imperialism, dependency, the emergence of newly industrialising countries and gender and development and global environmental problems.

Faculty Research Focus

  • social, economic and ecological implications of commoditisation, government-sponsored development programmes
  • modernity, agency, post-secularity, globalisation and social change

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Research Interests

The College will consider any research topic that interests potential PhD students; however, students will benefit from researching in areas that align with the College’s strengths. Please contact us to discuss your PhD topic.

Alternatively you may contact one of our academics below to discuss your area of interest.

  • Dr John Cox
  • Applied anthropology - Dr Ray Madden
  • gender, migration, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, conflict and reconciliation - Dr Natalie Araujo
  • Timor-Leste, violence against women, maternal health, reproductive health, policy analysis, evaluation, visual methods, qualitative research, power - Dr Kayli Wild