With the 2015 - 2016 academic year coming to an end, my work schedule will accelerate. Following a quality assurance review of the Department of Economics at Brandon University, I will travel to China for the first time in over 20 years to deliver a talk at the College of Agriculture in Beijing. This will be followed by a keynote address at the end of April, delivered to the Waterloo Food Issues Group. I then travel to Uganda, to undertake advisory services for UN Women on a portfolio of agricultural development projects designed to empower women. In June I will attend the annual conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics in Galway, Ireland, where I will deliver a paper and chair a panel. In July I have two conferences: one, at Wageningen University, on the Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation; and one at Durham University, the annual conference of the World-Ecology Network. In August I will attend the International Rural Sociology Association Congress, where I will deliver a paper. I will also be working on two invited book chapters, on the agrarian question and human inequality and on rural livelihoods. At some point I will begin to prepare my fall teaching at Trent University.Of course, work as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies is ongoing, as is work as Associate Editor of Feminist Economics.
It promises to be an exceptionally busy spring and summer.