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SSRP Webinar: the Pandemic and Inequality

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Dr Shova Thapa Karki
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability @University of Sussex Business School
Shova’s research interest lies at the nexus of environment, business and development, particularly on the role of entrepreneurship in contributing to sustainable development goals. She was Co-Investigator on SSRP project investigating the resilience and sustainability of small farms, analysing the ways farmer organisations influence cooperation among smallholders and the implications for sustainability and livelihood resilience to shocks and stresses in marginal mountainous areas in India. Shova will be the moderator for this event.
Dr Mary Menton
Research Fellow in Environmental Justice @School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex
Dr Mary Menton, Research Fellow in Environmental Justice in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex. Mary is part of the Project Team on the SSRP project ‘SDG's, global commodity chains and environmental justice’ which investigates how environmental justice conflict impacts achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ecuador. She also leads research on violence against environmental defenders and on the political ecology of land and resource conflicts and indigenous peoples’ resistance in the face of COVID in Brazil.
Professor Michael Collyer
Professor of Geography @School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Michael is primarily a political geographer with an interest in the relationship between people on the move and states. His research focuses on three areas: 1. undocumented migration, detention and return; 2. forced migration, internal displacement and refugee movement; 3. the geopolitics of migration control. Current research projects he is working on include ‘Migrants on the Margins’ and ‘Optimising Refugee Resettlement in the UK’. Michael was the Principal Investigator on the SSRP project ‘Urbanisation and changing food systems’ which investiagted the multiple systemic drivers of urban nutrition environments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.