Agrarian Change Webinars | Autumn 2022

The Journal of Agrarian Change and SOAS Department of Development Studies have been organizing an annual Agrarian Change Seminar Series since 2008. Like the last two years, this year too the series is organized as webinars, although some sessions will be hybrid. These webinars are open to the public across the world.

Please note: registration links for each webinar will be made available two weeks before the date of the event.


20 October, 5.15 – 7 pm (UK time)

COVID-19, Obesity and the Neoliberal Diet: How Modern Agriculture Increases our Health Risks

Gerardo Otero (Simon Fraser University, Canada)


27 October, 5.15 – 7 pm (UK time)

Egypt’s Agricultural Transformation: Farming without farmers

Ray Bush (University of Leeds)


03 November, 5.15 pm – 7 pm (UK time)

Ocean and land grabbing in Ghana’s offshore petroleum industry: From the agrarian question to the question of industrialization

Jasper Abembia Ayelazuno (University for Development Studies, Ghana) and Jesse Salah Ovadia (University of Windsor, Canada)


17 November, 5.15 pm – 7 pm (UK time)

The Expansion of Ultra-Processed Food and Social Reproduction in Africa: Emerging Questions

Sara Stevano (SOAS University of London)

PLEASE NOTE: Face-to-face seminar at SOAS and webinar


01 December, 5.15 pm – 7 pm (UK time)

Spinning dirt into gold: Transforming farmland into a financial asset class

Madeleine Fairbairn (University of California, Santa Cruz)


08 December, 5.15 pm – 7 pm (UK time)

Conceptualising ‘Bondedness’ and ‘(Un)freedom’: The case of Dalit Women Agricultural Labourers in Western Uttar Pradesh

Komal Chauhan (IIT Kanpur, India)


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