19.02.21

The farmers’ protest in India: what’s it all about?

by Amrita Dasgupta, PhD Candidate, SOAS   The farmers’ protest in India has been on-going for two months – and with more than half of Indians working on farms, this is a big concern, and a huge national affair. Initially it started as a regional protest in Punjab and Haryana. However, it soon turned out to be […]

15.12.20

Research and storytelling – how does that go together? Reflections and lessons from a memorable journey

By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK)     What happens when we combine research with storytelling public engagement? I reflect on a research storytelling workshop conducted at the political ecology conference POLLEN20; and the training process leading up to it which involved 12 researchers working on environment and development issues from the University of […]

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12.11.20

Convivial Conservation at #POLLEN20: Reflections from a fascinating double session

OCTOBER 27, 2020 CONVIVIAL CONSERVATION AT #POLLEN20: REFLECTIONS FROM A FASCINATING DOUBLE SESSION By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK) At the wonderful, all-virtual, low-carbon and inclusive POLLEN20 conference (22-25 September 2020), the CONVIVA team had the privilege of convening (Laila Thomaz Sandroni, Judith Krauss, Kate Massarella) and contributing (cf. below) to a popular double session on convivial […]

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26.10.20

Home as a site for civil society and global development

by Dr. Sarah Peck, University of Northumbria   Photo by author (2020). Artwork by Jo Peel.  The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown new light on our working spaces, and the role, suitability and function of the home as space of work. This focus on the home as a workspace emphasises some of the racialised, gendered and […]

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16.09.20

Reflecting on including environmental aspects in research integrity & ethics

By Judith Krauss (SIID), Stephen Allen (Management), Renee Timmers (Music), Phil Warren (Animal and Plant Sciences) and Matt Watson (Geography)   How important is it to reflect on environmental aspects as part of research integrity and ethics? On 5 June 2020, an online-only workshop supported by the University of Sheffield’s (TUoS) Research Ethics Committee took […]

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28.08.20

Aid Celebrities and the Tropes of Celebrity Humanitarianism

by Maha Rafi Atal, Lisa Ann Richey & Dan Brockington   George Clooney is sad. What might an Oscar winning multi-millionaire have to be sad about, you ask? He’s “surprised and saddened” he says, to learn that Nespresso, the coffee brand for whom he has been a public spokesman since 2006, uses child labor at its plantations in Guatemala. That is […]

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