PhD Fellows

Picture from Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development

Universidade Estadual de Campinas


Dissertation Topic

Cheng Li


Analysis of Feasible Policies as Response to the Transitional and Post Labour
Surplus Economy

Juliana Duffles Donato Moreira

The contradictions of Brazilian social policy

University of Cape Coast


Dissertation Topic

John Oti Amoah


Social Protection and Rural Livelihoods in the Wa West District of Ghana: A Gender Perspective

Moses Segbenya

Informality and organizing among stone quarry workers in the Central Region of Ghana

Egerton University


Dissertation Topic

Jonah Muthui


Nutritive Value, Bio-Economics and Biotechnological Intervention in Alternative Pig Feed Use and Producers' Decent Work Deficits in Kenya

University of Agriculture Faisalabad


Dissertation Topic

Asif Hameed

Yak husbandry and its contribution to rural livelihoods in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Arslan Nawaz


Biodiversity and use of sea buckthorn in the Karakorum mountains of northern Pakistan

Saima Nazir

Current Status of Bt Cotton Cultivation, Future Challenges, Perspectives and its Linkages with Sustainable Livelihood of Female Cotton Pickers in Southern Punjab Pakistan

University of Kassel


Dissertation Topic



The Political Ecology of Fracking in Argentina

Anne Engelhardt

Organizing labour at chokepoints – the case of sea and air terminals in Portugal and Brazil

Jorge Enrique Forero

Class struggle and productive transformation policy during the Ecuadorian citizen's revolution 2007-2017

Khawar Saeed Khan


Development of Solar Assisted milk Pasteurizer and Mobile Chiller Unit for Income Generation of Rural Communities

Jongkil Kim

A Victory of the Neoliberal Transnational Historic Bloc under the New Phase of Globalisation? A Neo-Gramscian Approach to the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

Evans Appiah


Assessment of Decent Work Initiatives along the Agricultural Value Chain in Ghana: Comparing and Improving Effects for Economic and Social Upgrading

Madelaine Moore

Common ground? Exploring struggles over water through Social Reproduction Feminism

Grace Rusinamhodzi

Assessing the socio-economic significance of commercialization of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) for rural households in or adjacent forest environments

Halyna Semenyshyn


EU Crisis Management and its Influence on the German Public Banking Sector with the focus on the saving banks

Juana Torres Cierpe


Precarious employment and identity in Chile. The case of “trabajadores a honorarios” in the Central Administration

TATA Institute of Social Sciences


Dissertation Topic

Hemantika Basu

Informal Labour Market and Women in Siliguri, West Bengal: Understanding Work and Employment from Decent Work perspective

Shahana Purveen

Migrants, Work and Identity: A Study in Mumbai

University of the Witwatersrand


Dissertation Topic

Andrew Bennie

Re-thinking the Agrarian Question in South Africa: Contestation and Alternatives in the South African Agro-Food System

Ruth Castel-Branco

Rural Livelihoods, Social Welfare and Public Employment Programs in Mozambique


Hope and Utopianism in the Everyday Lives of Metalworkers and Their Communities

Johannes Machinya

'Illegal' Migrant Labour and Precarity. A Case Study of Undocumented Migrant Workers in Witbank, South Africa

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán


Dissertation Topic

Mauricio Lopez Barreto


Local Human Development Agencies and the Biocultural Heritage in Yucatan: a Political Ecology Analysis

Francisco Iván Hernández-Cuevas


Green jobs in agriculture: contribution to the sustainable rural development of Yucatan