Dr Charis Enns


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Charis is a Lecturer in International Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. She is also an Affiliated Researcher at the East African Institute at Aga Khan University. Before moving to Sheffield, Charis was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Development Studies at the University of Guelph in Canada. She completed her PhD at the University of Waterloo. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research were funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of human geography, critical development studies and political economy and ecology. She is currently researching the impacts of large-scale investments in land and natural resources on rural landscapes and livelihoods. She is also interested in corporate social responsibility and corporate-community engagement practices around sites of investment. Key themes running through her work include governance, citizenship, territory, mobility and livelihoods.

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