Drs. Chasca Twyman, Johan Oldekop and Jojo Nem Singh secure ESRC funds to develop a workshop series on Natural Resource Management

SIID are pleased to announce that three of our staff members, Drs. Chasca Twyman, Johan Oldekop and Jojo Nem Singh, have been awarded an ESRC Research Seminars Series grant to fund workshops on the theme: “Interdisciplinary Exchanges: Natural resource management in the 21st century” This two-year seminar series will aim to identify and address current […]


Prof. Jean Grugel to be Series Editor for new book series: ‘Development, Justice & Citizenship’

We are pleased to announce that SIID Director, Professor Jean Grugel, will be the Series Editor for a new book series entitled ‘Development, Justice & Citizenship’, as part of the ‘IPE, Development and Environment’ series within Palgrave Macmillan.

The book series will explore the multiple and complex interactions between human rights, citizenship, justice and development. It aims to showcase theoretical and empirical studies of the multi-level struggles for justice by and for ordinary people.


Developing a Sheffield & South Yorkshire Development Community

In July, SIID co-hosted a workshop with IOD PARC aimed at bringing together international development actors from Sheffield and the surrounding region to network, build connections and look at opportunities for collaboration. The event highlighted what a thriving development community there is in South Yorkshire, and the breadth of knowledge and interests that exist within […]


Dr. Johan Oldekop on Community-Based Natural Resource Management: Land Tenure is not Enough

Dr. Johan Oldekop has written an article on the issue of land tenure and local governance in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) for The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Sustainable Livelihoods newsletter. The article highlights the importance of understanding the socio-economic and conservation trade-offs that influence local decision-making processes, and is written as […]


SIID to host a number of events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

We are pleased to announce that SIID will be hosting five different projects as part of the 11th Annual ESRC Festival of Social Science. This year, the festival runs from 2nd-9th November across Sheffield, offering a fascinating insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political […]


Dr. Lorenza Fontana to present at the CUCS Congress 2013, Turin

Dr. Lorenza Fontana, Postdoctoral Research Associate at SIID, will be taking part in the annual CUCS Congress conference on the 19-21 September 2013. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Imagining cultures of cooperation’ Dr. Lorenza Fontana will be presenting a seminar on ‘The Power of Ethnic Labelling: The role of international cooperation and the […]