Welcome to my website which brings together my research and writing.

Where possible, I have provided links to open access materials. If there are any papers you cannot access, please contact me.

Recent publications 

Brooks, S. & Kumar, A. (2023) Why the Super-Rich Will Not Be Saving the World: Philanthropy and “Privatization Creep” in Global Development, Business and Society

Brooks, S. & Meçe, M.H. (2023) The impact of rural emptiness on gender relations in postsocialist AlbaniaSociologia Ruralis

Brooks, S. (2021) Configuring the digital farmer: a nudge world in the making? Economy and Society

Kumar, A. & Brooks, S. (2021) Bridges, platforms and satellites: theorizing the power of global philanthropy in international developmentEconomy and Society

Mamonova, N, Franquesa, J. & Brooks, S. (2020) ‘Actually Existing’ Right-Wing Populism in Rural Europe: Insights from Eastern Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ukraine, Journal of Peasant Studies

Brooks, S. (2020) Brexit and the politics of the rural, Sociologia Ruralis

A full list of publications can be found here, and short articles and blogs here.


Sally Brooks

I write about global development, technology and agrarian change, philanthropic foundations, and rural politics.


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