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Melissa Leach
Professorial Fellow (Institute of Development Studies)
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Selected publications

Article

Frausin, Victoria, Fraser, James Angus, Narmah, Woulay, Lahai, Morrison K, Winnebah, Thomas R A, Fairhead, James and Leach, Melissa (2014) “God made the soil, but we made it fertile”: gender, knowledge, and practice in the formation and use of African dark earths in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Human Ecology, 42 (5). pp. 695-710. ISSN 0300-7839

Ely, Adrian, Smith, Adrian, Stirling, Andy, Leach, Melissa and Scoones, Ian (2013) Innovation politics post-Rio+20: hybrid pathways to sustainability? Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 (6). pp. 1063-1081. ISSN 0263-774X

Leach, Melissa, Rockström, Johan, Raskin, Paul, Scoones, Ian Christopher, Stirling, Andrew C, Smith, Adrian, Thompson, John, Millstone, Erik, Ely, Adrian, Arond, Elisa, Folke, Carl and Olsson, Per (2012) Transforming innovation for sustainability. Ecology and Society, 17 (2). p. 11. ISSN 1708-3087

Fairhead, James, Leach, Melissa and Scoones, Ian (2012) Green grabbing: a new appropriation of nature? Journal of Peasant Studies, 39 (2). pp. 237-261. ISSN 0306-6150

Fairhead, James, Leach, Melissa and Fraser, James (2012) Green grabs and biochar: revaluing African soils and farming in the new carbon economy. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 39 (2). pp. 285-307. ISSN 0306-6150

Book

Fairhead, James and Leach, Melissa (2007) Vaccine Anxieties: Global Science, Child Health and Society. Science in Society . Taylor & Francis, London. ISBN 9781844073702

Book Section

Stirling, Andrew (2015) Emancipating transformation: from controlling ‘the transition’ to culturing plural radical progress. In: Scoones, Ian, Leach, Melissa and Newell, Peter (eds.) The politics of green transformations. Pathways to sustainability . Routledge, London, pp. 54-67. ISBN 9781138792890

Leach, Melissa and Fairhead, James (2011) Being 'with Medical Research Council': infant care and the social meanings of cohort membership in Gambia's plural therapeutic landscapes. In: Geissler, P Wenzel and Molyneux, Catherine (eds.) Evidence, ethos and experiment : the anthropology and history of medical research in Africa. Berghahn Series . Berghahn Books, New York; Oxford, pp. 77-98. ISBN 9780857450920

Edited Book

Newell, Peter, Scoones, Ian and Leach, Melissa, eds. (2015) The politics of green transformations. Pathways to Sustainability . Routledge, Abingdon and New York. ISBN 9781138792890

Other

Day, Julia, Leach, Melissa and Ely, Adrian (2013) Engaging science and politics in a post-2015 framework. IDS and The STEPS Centre.