Sussex Centre for Migration Research

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Dr Grace Carswell

Post:Reader in Human Geography (Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Geography, International Development)
Other posts:Head of Department of International Development (School of Global Studies)
Location:ARTS C C203

Telephone numbers
Internal:3399 or 7238
UK:01273 873399 or 01273 877238
International:+44 1273 873399 or +44 1273 877238

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Grace Carswell is a Reader in Human Geography, and has been at Sussex since 2000. Her current research explores the differentiated impacts of enhanced integration in the global economy on rural households, and ensuing transformations in rural social relations. Grace's earlier work looked at rural change in Uganda and Ethiopia. In recent years she has shifted her attention to explore similar themes in southern India. In 2008-9 she undertook a year of fieldwork in Tamil Nadu, India, as part of a DfID-ESRC research project. She has continued research in the area examining the effects of social welfare schemes (such as NREGA) on the rural poor and how cards and paperwork play a role in ordinary citizen's engagement with the everyday state. Her most recent research aims to explore how social mobility is shaped by skill acquisition, and the effects on inequality.


Reader in Human Geography

Head of International Development