(Tsegaye Moreda) T.M. Shegro

(Tsegaye Moreda) T.M. Shegro

Academic researcher International Insitute of Social Studies
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Latest academic publication

T. Moreda (2018). Listening to their silence? The political reactions of affected communities to large-scale land acquisitions: insights from Ethiopia. In M. Edelman, R. Hall, S.M. Borras, I. Scoones, B. White and W. Wolford (Ed.), Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions ‘From Below’ (pp. 51-74). London; New York: Routledge

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My research interests are in the politics of natural resources: land, water, forests, sub-soil minerals – examined in the era of the global resource rush (land grabbing, the rise of extractivism, agro-extractivism) and climate change (focusing on the politics of narratives around mitigation and adaptation) – with special emphasis on how poor people understand about their agency (autonomy and capacity) to understand their situation – and change it. I also have work and interest in the various forms of political reactions by poor people towards dynamic changes in the political economy (land/property, labour, income, reproduction) of natural resources, including in studying – and at the same time, working with – social movements. I also have interest and ongoing work on the converging social movements partly in reaction to the parallel and overlapping processes of global resource rush and climate change mitigation narrative: agrarian movements, environmental movements, fishers movements, food sovereignty movements. I work and continue to hone my intellectual skills along the tradition of scholar-activism.


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Kortenaerkade 12 2518 AX 's-Gravenhage

Postal address

Postbus 29776 2502 LT 's-Gravenhage