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I am a social scientist interested in agrarian change and the production of commodities, quality and value. My PhD research asks how coffee farmers in Vietnam work with specific value chains and agricultural science to improve their livelihoods by increasing the quality and value of their coffee. This project is driven by the need for policymakers, industry and consumers to build richer understandings of rural development and of changing value chains from the perspectives of producers. Theoretically, this research is grounded in critical political ecology of development, commodity studies and science and technology studies.

My PhD is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council via the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • International Development
  • Global Political Economy


  • Agriculture
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Coffee
  • Livelihoods
  • Southeast Asia
  • Vietnam
  • Quality
  • Value chains
  • Commodities


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