School of Global Studies


Justin RosenbergJustin Rosenberg (Sussex)

Justin Rosenberg is Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex. His research focuses on the intersection between International Relations and social theory. His publications include The Empire of Civil Society (London: Verso 1994), The Follies of Globalisation Theory (London: Verso 2001), and numerous articles on ‘uneven and combined development’. For the ‘Current Conjuncture’ project, he is co-authoring two articles: one on the changing shape of the world economy, and the other on the politics of uneven and combined development.

Andrea CornwallAndrea Cornwall (Sussex)

Andrea Cornwall is Professor of Anthropology and International Development in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. Her research focuses on the anthropology of democracy, sexuality and gender. Recent publications include Masculinities under Neoliberalism (with Karioris and Lindisfarne, eds. Zed Books, 2016), Feminisms, Empowerment and Development (with Edwards, eds., Zed Books 2014), and Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure (with Jolly and Hawkins, eds., Zed Books 2014). She is a member of the working group on the ‘Current Conjuncture’. 

Kamran MatinKamran Matin (Sussex)

Kamran Matin is senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. His research focuses on the international historical sociology of the Middle East. He is the author of Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change (London: Rutledge, 2013) and co-editor of Historical Sociology and World History: Unnerve and Combined Development over the Longue Durée (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, forthcoming). He is co-convenor of the British International Studies Association working group on Historical Sociology in International Relations, and part of the management committee for the Centre for Advanced International Theory at Sussex.

Andrew DavenportAndrew Davenport (Aberystwyth)

Andrew Davenport completed his PhD at Sussex and is now a Lecturer in International Politics at Aberystwyth University. His research is in the fields of international theory and the theory of capital and he has published in the European Journal of International Relations and Review of International Studies. He is a member of the working group on ‘The Current conjuncture’.

Chris BoyleChris Boyle (SOAS)

Chris Boyle completed his PhD at Sussex and is now a lecturer in International Political Economy with IFCELS, part of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research focuses on global development, economic nationalism, and Marx's sociology of value. Publications include `The mystery of modern wealth' European Journal of International Relations (2006). He is a member of the ‘Current Conjuncture’ working group.

Julian GermannJulian Germann (Sussex)

Julian Germann is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex and a member of the Cornell-Sussex working group on ‘The Current Conjuncture’. His research focuses on the historical sociology of global governance and contestation, the political economy of capitalist crisis management, and US and German foreign economic policy.

Elizabeth HarrisonElizabeth Harrison (Sussex)

Elizabeth Harrison is Reader in Anthropology and International Development and Head of International Development at the University of Sussex. Her research takes a critical and social justice-based approach to development discourses of participation/engagement, natural resources management, gender and anti-corruption. Her publications include Whose Development? An Ethnography of Aid (1998) and two edited volumes on ‘Gender Myths and Feminist Fables’ in development. Elizabeth is a member of the steering committee of the international conference: Development in Question: Challenges for the 21st Century’, to be held at Cornell University in October 2016

Benjamin SelwynBenjamin Selwyn (Sussex)

Benjamin Selwyn is a political economist specialising in questions of International Development. He is author of Workers, State and Development in Brazil: Powers of Labour, Chains of Value (2012), and The Global Development Crisis (2014), which engages critically with some of the most important political economists of the last two centuries, including List, Marx, Trotsky, Schumpeter, Gerschenkron, Polanyi and Amartya Sen. Ben is co-Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy at Sussex; he undertook a Faculty Visit to Cornell in April 2016 and will chair a panel at the conference on ‘Development in Question’ at Cornell in October 2016.

Fouad MakkiFouad Makki (Cornell)

Fouad Makki's principal focus of interest over the past few years has been understanding forms of social power as they change over time, and the way economic systems intertwine with cultural forms in those transformations. Makki is particularly interested in development processes viewed from a broadly comparative and historical perspective, together with the various theories that attempt to account for them.

Wendy WolfordWendy Wolford (Cornell)

Wendy Wolford's work addresses issues within and between the political economy of development, agrarian studies, social mobilization, land reform, and political ecologies of conservation.

Rachel Bezner KerrRachel Bezner Kerr (Cornell)

Rachel Bezner Kerr's research interests converge on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa.

Phil McMichaelPhil McMichael (Cornell)

Trained as a historical sociologist, Philip McMichael's research examines capitalist modernity through the lens of agrarian questions, food regimes, agrarian/food sovereignty movements, and most recently the implications for food systems of agrofuels and land grabbing. This work centers the role of agri-food systems in the making of the modern world, including an examination of the politics of globalization via the structuring of agri-food relations.

David BrownDavid Brown (Cornell)

David Brown's scholarship is motivated by an interest in explaining the determinants of spatial inequality in more developed nations. In particular, Professor Brown is interested in how processes of uneven national development shape opportunity structures and life chances of people living in various types of areas.

John GaventaJohn Gaventa (IDS)

Professor John Gaventa is a political sociologist, educator and civil society practitioner with over 30 years of experience in research, teaching and facilitation, and organisational leadership in North and South. Linking research and practice, he has written and worked extensively on issues of citizenship and citizen engagement, power and participation, governance and accountability, and leadership for social change in a number of countries around the world.