Social Water: an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference

Call for papers for the Social Water conference on the 25 October at the University of York. Water sustains life, but how might it also be said to sustain communities? Social and cultural engagements with water have become a rapidly expanding research area, a development which has challenged and complicated the previously dominant technical–managerial view of […]


Transformative Gender issue workshop

Director of SIID Professor Jean Grugel is to take part in the Transformative Gender Justice workshop at the Centre for Global Development at the University of Leeds 11 September and 12 September. This workshop looks at the potential for judicial and non-judicial justice mechanisms to have transformative outcomes upon gender relations and the position of […]


Call for Papers on Caribbean literature and space.

Dr Patricia Noxolo, on behalf of the Race in the Americas (RITA) group, seeks papers from postgraduate students and established academics on the theme of Caribbean literature and space. The seminar will be held on Friday 8th November, in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, and attendance will be free of charge. […]


Dr Lorenza Fontana to present two conferences in Bolivia

Dr Lorenza Fontana is to give two conferences in Bolivia. The Post-graduate Centre of the University San Simon and the NGO Ciudadania have invited Dr Lorenza Fontana to present her work in a seminar in the city of Cochabamba. The organizers are University Center for Advanced Studies (CESU) – through the Masters Programme of Environment and Sustainable Development, […]


SIID academics to work with United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Professor Jean Grugel (SIID), Dr Jojo Nem Singh (SIID) and Dr Pascale Hatcher (Ritsumeikan University/Université du Québec à Montréal) have been invited to work with UNRISD to develop a research paper concerning the relationship between natural resource exploitation and childrens rights in the global south. SIID has an established reputation working in the areas of […]


Dr Fontana presents paper at the University of Oxford

Dr Lorenza Fontana recently attened the graduate conference ‘Contentions against neoliberalism:Reconstituting the social fabric in the developing world’ – Democracy, Governance and Development Conference Series at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford. The title of the paper was titled;  From Neoliberal Multiculturalism to Plurinational Developmentalism: Land Reform, Rural Movements […]