Fellows

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR EXTRAORDINARY

Associa te Professor at the Department of Organization Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Scientific Director of CERES, Research School for Resource Studies for Development, the Netherlands

PhD, Amsterdam, 2003

Ongoing Interests: Governance, social transformations, public-private partnerships, nature conservation, land governance, land reform, agrarian changes. Editor of the SAVUSA-ASC book series published by Brill Publishers, member of the editorial board of Ecology and Society. 

Selected Publications:

  • Bologna, S.A. & M. Spierenburg (2015) False legitimacies: The rhetoric of economic opportunities in the expansion of conservation areas in Southern Africa. In: V.R. van der Duim, M.A.J. Lamers & J.J. van Wijk (Eds.) Institutional arrangements for conservation and tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa: A dynamic perspective. New York: Springer, 119-138.
  • Spierenburg, M.J. & S.J. Brooks (2014) Private game farming and its social consequences in post-apartheid South Africa: Contestations over wildlife, property and agrarian futures, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 32(2), 151-172.
  • Tengö, M., E.S. Brondizio, T. Elmqvist, P. Malmer & M. Spierenburg (2014) Connecting Diverse Knowledge Systems for Enhanced Ecosystem Governance: The Multiple Evidence Base Approach, Ambio, 43, 579-591
  • Daniels, T., A. Muhar, A. Arnberger, O. Aznar, J.W. Boyd, K.M.A. Chan, R. Costanza, T. Elmqvist, C.G. Flint, P.H. Gobster, A. Grêt-Regamey, R. Lave, S. Muhar, M. Penker, R.G. Ribe, T. Schauppenlehner, T. Sikor, I. Soloviy, M. Spierenburg, K. Taczanowska, J. Tam, & A. von der Dunk (2012) Contributions of cultural services to the ecosystem services agenda, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, 109(23): 8812-8819.
  • Ramutsindela, M., M. Spierenburg & H. Wels (2011) Sponsoring nature: Environmental philanthropy for nature conservation, London: Earthscan/Routledge.

RESEARCH FELLOWS

Professor and Chair of the Sociology of Development and Change group, Wageningen University. The Netherlands.

Ph.D. (Cum Laude) in Political Science / Anthropology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008

Selected Publications:

Books / edited work

  • Büscher, Bram, Wolfram Dressler and Robert Fletcher (2014). Nature™ Inc: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press.
  • Büscher, Bram (2013). Transforming the Frontier. Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Africa. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Büscher, Bram and Veronica Davidov (2013). The Ecotourism – Extraction Nexus: Political Economies and Rural Realities of (un)Comfortable Bedfellows. London: Routledge.
  • Arsel, Murat and Bram Büscher (eds.) (2012, forthcoming). Forum issue. Development and Change 43, 1.
  • Büscher, Bram and Murat Arsel (eds.) (2011/2012, forthcoming). Neoliberal Conservation and Uneven Geographical Development. Exploring the changing nature of capitalist modernity in Nature-Society interactions. Special feature of Journal of Economic and Social Geography.
  • Magole, Lapologang, Stephen Turner and Bram Büscher (eds.) (2010). Cross Commons Governance in Southern Africa. Special feature of International Journal of the Commons 4, 2: 602-682. Online: http://www.thecommonsjournal.org/.
  • Büscher, Bram, Conrad Steenkamp and William Wolmer (eds.) (2007). The politics of engagement between biodiversity conservation and the social sciences. Special section of Conservation and Society 5, 1: 1-114. Online: www.conservationandsociety.org.

Articles in peer reviewed journals

  • Büscher, Bram (2012). Payments for Ecosystem Services as Neoliberal Conservation: (reinterpreting) Evidence from the Drakensberg, South Africa. Conservation and Society.
  • Büscher, Bram, Sian Sullivan, Katja Neves, Jim Igoe, and Dan Brockington (2012). Towards a Synthesized Critique of Neoliberal Biodiversity Conservation. Capitalism, Nature Socialism.
  • Büscher, Bram and Murat Arsel (2011/2012, forthcoming). Introduction: Capitalist modernity, neoliberal conservation and uneven geographical development. Journal of Economic and Social Geography.
  • Büscher, Bram (2011/2012). The Political Economy of Africa‟s Natural Resources and the „Great Financial Crisis‟. Journal of Economic and Social Geography.
  • Büscher, Bram and Wolfram Dressler (2011, in press). Commodity Conservation. The restructuring of community conservation in South Africa and the Philippines. Geoforum.
  • Büscher, Bram and Elna de Beer (2011). The Contemporary Paradox of Long-term Planning for Social-Ecological Change and its Effects on the Discourse-Practice Divide: Evidence from Southern Africa. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 54, 3: 301-318.

Medicine and Human Rights in cross-cultural perspective. Masters in Medical Anthropology and Sociology (MAS), University of Amsterdam.

PhD Social Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

Selected Publications:

  • Human, O & Cilliers, P. 2013. Towards and economy of complexity: Derrida, Morin and Bataille. Theory, Culture and Society (forthcoming).
  • Presier, R; Cilliers; P & Human, O. 2013. Deconstruction and Complexity: A critical economy. South African Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming).
  • Human, O. 2012. The polyvalence of human rights: Notes on the Treatment Action Campaign in the struggle for anti-retroviral drugs and state politics in South Africa. Stichproben: Vienna Journal of African Studies 23.
  • Human, O & Robins, S. 2012. FIFA 2010 and the elusive spirit of communitas: a return to Victor Turner? Anthropology Southern Africa.
  • Human, O & Robins, S. 2012. Social movements and biopolitical states: A study of humanitarian aid in Cape Town 2008. Culture & Organization.
  • Human, O. 2011. The rings around Jonathan’s eyes: HIV medicine at the margins of administration. Medical Anthropology 30(2).

Book Chapter(s)

  • Human, O.2012. The rings around Jonathan’s eyes: HIV medicine at the margins of Administration. In Medicine and the Politics of knowledge. Levine, S (editor). Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Academic Director, Atlantic Research Data Centre

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin – Sociology, 1968

Selected Publications:

  • 2012 Assessing the Quality of Survey Data (with Jörg Blasius). London: Sage
  • 2011 “Assessing financial, cultural, and motivational influences on postsecondary education participation.” Manuscript prepared for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
  • 2010 “Bridging and bonding social capital: Computer and internet use among youth in relation to their cultural identities” (with E. Dianne Looker). In E. Dianne Looker and Ted. D. Naylor (eds.) Digital Diversity: Youth Equity, and Information Technology. Wilfred Laurier Press
  • 2009 “Identity, Equity, and Performance: Mathematics and Reading Literacy in Nova Scotia Public Schools.” Manuscript prepared for Nova Scotia Department of Education.
  • 2009 “The processes linking parental socio-economic status to cognitive skill development of children between 6 and 18 years of age: An assessment of 2 the current literature.” Manuscript prepared for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
  • 2009 “Facts and artifacts in cross-national research: The case of political efficacy and trust” (with Jörg Blasius). In Max Haller and Tom Smith (eds.) Charting the Globe. The International Social Survey Programme 1984-2009. Routledge.
  • 2009 “The pursuit of post-secondary education: A comparison of First Nations, African, Asian, and European Canadian youth.” Canadian Review of Sociology. 46 (1):5-37

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies, Brown University.

PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2013

https://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/lindsey-reynolds

Ongoing interests: Kinship and Family, Critical global health studies, HIV/AIDS, humanitarian interventions, Science and technology studies, ethics

Selected publications:

  • 2015. “Category and Kin in Crisis: Classifying the ‘vulnerable child’ in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.” Studies in Comparative International Development. 50(4): 539-560
  • “‘Making known’ or ‘counting our children’?. Constructing and caring for children in epidemic South Africa.” Medicine, Anthropology, Theory, 1(1): 114-143.
  • 2014. “Low-Hanging Fruit”: Counting and Accounting for Children in PEPFAR-funded HIV/AIDS Programs in South Africa. Global Public Health:
  • 2013. “Knowledge, Intimacy and Social Relations: The Gift of Blood in HIV research in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.” Social Science and Medicine, 77: 118-125. (with Thomas Cousins, Marie-Louise Newell, and John Imrie)

POSTDOCS

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Email: scroese@sun.ac.za

PhD, Stellenbosch University, 2013

Research Interests: Housing; urban development; local governance; electoral politics; Angola; Lusophone Africa; China-Africa; South-South relations; state and development theory; political sociology; qualitative research methods

Selected Publications:

  • (forthcoming) Croese, Sylvia . State-led housing delivery as an instrument of developmental patrimonialism: The case of post-war Angola. African Affairs.
  • (forthcoming) Croese, Sylvia and Pitcher, Anne Turbo-Suburbanism in a Post-conflict African City – Luanda, Angola. In Infinite Suburbia. Edited by Alan Berger and Joel Kotkin. Boston: MIT Press
  • (forthcoming) Croese, Sylvia and Ovadia, Jesse. Post-war Angola: the dual nature of growth without development in an oil-rich state. In Herbert Jauch and Godfrey Kanyenze, eds. The state of the state in Southern Africa: a need for a developmental intervention. Labour and Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe (LEDRIZ) and Open Society for Southern Africa (OSISA).
  • (forthcoming) Croese, Sylvia. Magnificent and beggar land. Angola since the civil war (book review). South African Journal of International Affairs.
  • (2015) Croese, Sylvia. Inside the government, but outside the law: residents’ committees, public authority and twilight governance in post-war Angola. Journal of Southern African Studies 41 (2), 405-2012417.
  • (2013) Croese, Sylvia. Uncovering African agency. Angola’s management of China’s credit lines (book review). South African Journal of International Affairs 20 (3), pp. 460-462.
  • (2012) Croese, Sylvia. 1 million houses? Angola’s national reconstruction and Chinese engagement. In Marcus Power and Ana Cristina Alves, eds. China and Angola. A marriage of convenience? Oxford: Pambazuka Press, pp. 124-144.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Email: dchinigo@sun.ac.za

PhD, University of Bologna, 2011.

Postdoctoral Fellow within the SARChI Research Chair in “The Sociology of Land, Environment, and Sustainable Development

Ongoing Interests: Science and technology studies; Governance and politics of resources; Social production of time and space; Political economy of agrarian transformation.

Selected Publications:

  • Chinigò, D. (2016) (ed.), ‘The New Harvest. Agrarian Policies and Rural Transformation in Southern Africa’, Issue 3(2015), Afriche e Orienti.
  • Chinigò, D. (2016), ‘Rural Radicalism and the Historical Land Conflict in the Malawian Tea Economy’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 42, n. 2.
  • Chinigò, D. (2016), ‘Re-Peasantisation and Land Reclamation Movements in Malawi’, African Affairs, vol. 115, issue 458, pp. 97–118.
  • Chinigò, D. (2015), ‘Historicising Agrarian Transformation. Agricultural commercialization and social differentiation in Wolaita, Southern Ethiopia’, Journal of Eastern African Studies, vol. 9, Issue 2, 193-211.
  • Chinigò, D., Fantini, E. (2015), ‘Thermidor in Ethiopia? Agrarian Transformations between Economic Liberalization and the Developmental State’, EchoGéo, vol. 31, URL: http://echogeo.revues.org/14141
  • Chinigò, D. (2014) ‘The Politics of Land Registration in Ethiopia. Territorializing State Power in the Rural Milieu’, Review of African Political Economy, vol. 42, Issue 144, 174-189.
  • Chinigò, D. (2013) ‘Decentralization and Agrarian Transformation in Ethiopia: Extending the Power of the Federal State’, Critical African Studies, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 40-56