Professor Emeritus & Senior Scholar
PhD Development Sociology , Cornell University
MA Development Sociology , Cornell University
BSc Chemical Engineering , University of Waterloo
Political Ecology; Asia; Migration; Labour; Fishing; Forestry; Agrofood.
My research is based in a political ecology approach that starts with the direct resource user -- farmers, fishers, gatherers, and labourers -- and locates what they do in multi-scale transformations in how these resources are re-made and governed. His current research builds on his recent work on the political ecology of labour relations, migration, and mobilities in Southeast and East Asia. In this project, I am to build an approach to the study of labour relations and working conditions that starts with workers and their aspirations and experiences, and also builds relationships with worker support groups across the region.