PhD Alum­ni

Uni­ver­si­da­de Esta­du­al de Cam­pi­nas

NamePhD Title

Ricardo Cifuentes

Conditional cash transfers and the job market: possibilities and limits for integrating public policies

Pedro Henrique Evangelista DuarteNeoliberal dependent accumulation patterns and workforce superexploitation in Brazil (completed: 2015)
Lygia Sabbag Fares GibbThe dissolution of standard working time (completed: 2017)
Cheng LiAnalysis of feasible policies as a response to the transitional and post labour surplus economy
Juliana MoreiraThe contradictions of Brazilian social policy

Uni­ver­si­ty of Cape Co­ast

NamePhD Title

John Oti Amoah

Social protection and rural livelihoods in the Wa West District of Ghana: A gender analysis (completed: 2018)
Frederick Koomson

Social capital and rural agricultural development in Ghana (completed: 2015)

Moses Segbenya

Informality and organizing among stone quarry workers in the central region of Ghana (completed: 2020)




Youth enetreneurship in the informal economy in Ghana: the role of human and social capital

Eger­ton Uni­ver­si­ty

NamePhD Title
Noah Kibet

Risk attitudes towards private standards and effects on household welfare (completed: 2019)

Jonah Muthui

Nutritive value, bio-economics and biotechnological intervention in alternative pig feed use and producers' decent work deficits in Kenya (completed: 2018)

Jane SaweEvaluation of urban dairy farming and its contribution to decent work in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

Thomas Ogola

Rural-urban linkages for trade in dairy milk: Market chain analysis in dairy milk

Uni­ver­si­ty of Agri­cul­tu­re Faisa­la­bad

NamePhD Title
Arslan NawazBiodiversity and use of sea buckthorn in the Karakorum mountains of northern Pakistan (completed: 2021)
Muhammad Asif RazaPrevalence of intestinal parasites in small ruminants and their sensitivity to treatments with ethnobotanical remedies in Cholistan, Pakistan (completed: 2013)
Sabah SaleemInternational return migrants in rural areas of Pakistan
Sami Ul-AllahTowards a water and nutrient efficient forage production in semi-arid regions of Pakistan (completed: 2013)

Uni­ver­si­ty of Kas­sel

NamePhD Title
Oksana Balashova

The role of trade unions in enforcing social and labor rights for domestic workers: The case of Ukrainian migrant workers in Italy

Joaquín BernáldezThe political ecology of fracking in Argentina
Juana Torres CierpeIdentity factors among Honorarios employees in the Chilean public sector (completed: 2019)
Ellen Ehmke

Welfare development in developing countries: Evidence from recent Indian social security reforms (completed: 2016)

Jorge Enrique ForeroThe passive revolution of good living: Class struggle and productive transformation policy in Ecuador, 2007-2017 (completed: 2020)
Fatima Ghayoor

Diversity and nutritional variation in Pakistani dates: Implications for sustainable value chain and decent living perspectives of rural households (completed: 2016)

Luciana HachmannPursuing a democratic developmental state trade agenda in a neo-liberal context: Worker´s Party (PT) and African National Congress (ANC) in comparison (completed: 2014)
Saadia HanifA study on the comparative sustainability of dairy production systems to act as full time employment opportunity for the farming community in Pakistan
Belayeth HussainDisciplinary technologies of microfinance institutions in Bangladesh comparison of BRAC and BRDB programs (completed: 2014)
Ismail Doga KaratepeIslamists, state, bourgeoisie and discourse: The construction industry in Turkey (completed: 2017)

Raja Usman Khalid

Sustainable supply chain management at the base of the pyramid (completed: 2017)
Khawar Saeed KhanDevelopment of solar assisted milk pasteurizer and mobile chiller unit for income generation of rural communities
Claudia LevySocial learning to promote decent living and working conditions for rural households in Mozambique (completed: 2016)
Madelaine MooreReproductive unrest: Struggles over water through the lens of social reproduction theory
Aishah Namukasa

Law and Labour Migration Struggles: Legal Consciousness of East African Healthcare Professionals in Britain (completed: 2017)

Justus Ochieng

Market orientation, rural out-migration, crop production and household food security: The case of smallholders in Central Africa (completed: 2014)

Kwabena Nyarko OtooInformal employment and labour regulations in Ghana (completed: 2017)

Halyna Wichmann

EU crisis management and its influence on the German public banking sector with the focus on the saving banks (completed: 2019) 
Hariati SinagaCompetitive pressures and labour rights: power and labour relations in Indonesian oil palm and automobile sectors (completed: 2017) 
Prem Jose VazhacharickalCharacterization of urban and peri-urban agricultural production systems and soil heavy metal signatures in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India (completed: 2014) 
Verna ViajarExamining labour organizing strategies of migrant domestic workers’ in Malaysia: Prospects in the struggles for empowerment of domestic worker networks and dynamic tensions with trade unions (completed: 2019) 

Kateryna Yarmolyuk

Implementation of international labour standards / EU labour law norms into national legislation of Ukraine - occupational health and safety issues (Completed: 2015)

Sadaat Ali Yawar

Decent work in food supply chains (completed: 2014)

Xi Zhao

Returning migrants and social inclusion in rural China (completed: 2014)

TA­TA In­sti­tu­te of So­ci­al Sci­en­ces

NamePhD Title
Hemantika BasuInformal labour market and women in Siliguri, West Bengal: Understanding work and employment from decent work perspective (completed: 2020)
Nisha Bharti

Informalisation of labour in garment manufacturing: a study in Mumabi (completed: 2019)

Indira GartenbergDecent work in the informal sector: the case of home-based workers in Mumbai (completed: 2016)
Debdulal SahaStreet vendors in Mumbai: An exploration within the framework of 'decent work' (completed: 2012)
Abhishek SawantPublic space access and organising structures for street vendors: Comparative case studies between Mumbai and Johannesburg

Uni­ver­si­ty of the Wit­waters­rand

NamePhD Title
Andrew BennieRe-thinking the agrarian question in South Africa: Contestation and alternatives in the South African agro-food system
Asanda BenyaWomen in mining: A comparative study of two South African platinum mines (completed: 2016)
Ruth Castel-BrancoRural livelihoods, social welfare and public employment programs in Mozambique
Crispen Chinguno

Strike violence and precarious employment (completed: 2015)

Katherine JoyntPower relations in the wheat-to-bread commodity chain in South Africa
Johannes Machinya'Illegal' migrant labour and precarity. A case study of undocumented migrant workers in Witbank, South Africa (completed: 2019)
Themba Masondo

The socio-economic impact of an employed guarantee: a comparison of CWP and NREGA

Thembi LuckettHope and utopianism in the everyday lives of metalworkers and their communities
Wellington Myundura'Operating under the radar': Rethinking forestry plantation workers' resistance & quiescene in Zimbabwe's eastern highlands, Chimanimani district

Uni­ver­si­dad Au­tó­no­ma de Yu­ca­tán

NamePhD Title
Ola El-KashefStudying the methods of information acquisition for empowering of rural women in production practices of backyard chicken in Yucatan, Mexico (completed: 2015)
Irina Peniche GonzálezEvaluation of the productive performance of hair ewes using Mucuna pruriens as feed (completed: 2016)
Diana Estefania Castillo LoezaPublic policy and agrobiodiversity: contribution to the sustainable development of rural households in the Yucatán (completed: 2021)
Mauricio Lopez Barreto

An approach to the Yucatec-Mayan biocultural heritage from a political ecology perspective: the case of the home garden in Chimay, Yucatan (completed: 2018)

Francisco Iván


Green jobs in agriculture: contribution to the sustainable rural development of Yucatan (completed: 2018)

Edith Pereyra de la Rosa

Social construction of knowledge, relief from the food insecurity in rural areas of Yucatán (completed: 2019)