Friday, August 28, 2009

recent activities, summer 2009

The summer of 2009 promises to be a very busy time even though I am currently on sabbatical. I have completed a first complete draft of my next book, entitled Hungry for Change? Farmers, Agrarian Questions and the Global Food Crisis, and will be revising the manuscript in consultation with an editor for publication later in the year. I have also completed a draft chapter of my forthcoming An Introduction to Gender and Economics: Foundations, Theories and Policies, which is being co-written with Irene van Staveren and Nicky Pouw; work will be done on revising this chapter shortly. I have been commissioned to write a survey article on the agrarian question for the Journal of Peasant Studies, and the first draft of this article is complete, with revisions to come. Finally, I will be finishing the editorial work on an article to be published in the Journal of Peasant Studies and a book chapter to be published in a book on engendering human security.

I will be attending 4 conferences over the summer months where I will deliver papers. At the end of May the annual meetings of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development will be held in Ottawa. In July I will attend the annual meetings of the Association of Heterodox Economists in Kingston, UK, in August I will attend the 25th World Historical Congress in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and also in August I will attend an international conference on the global food crisis at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas in Zacatecas, Mexico.

In July I will be Visiting Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, UK, while in August I will be a Visiting Professor at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas in Zacatecas, Mexico, in conjunction with the Critical Development Studies Network.