Retired development academic and practitioner, affiliated to the University of York as an honorary fellow.
Interested in power-knowledge relations shaping international development institutions, policies and practice. Particular focus on efforts to bring about agrarian ‘modernisation’ in countries in the the Global South, under what Raj Patel calls the ‘long’ Green Revolution. The disproportionate influence of philanthropic foundations has been an ongoing theme.
More recent research has contributed to a growing body of work on the rise of authoritarian populism in rural Europe; exploring connections between rural politics and support for Brexit.