Coordinating Committee of the Agrarian South Network (ASN)
Sandeep Chachra, Centre for Agrarian Reform and Education for South, India
Walter Chambati, Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe
Walter Chambati is the Executive Director at the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS). His research interests are in agrarian transformation in Africa. Over the last 15 years, his research has focused on examining the political economy of land and agrarian reforms in Zimbabwe. Recent publications include: Labour Questions in the Global South (Springer Press 2021), co-edited with Praveen Jha and Lyn Ossome, Rethinking Social Sciences with Sam Moyo (Tulika Books 2020), co-edited with Praveen Jha and Paris Yeros, Land and agrarian reform in Zimbabwe: beyond white settler capitalism (CODESRIA, 2013), co-edited with the late Professor Sam Moyo. Walter holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of South Africa.
Praveen Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Praveen Jha is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP) and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. He has been a visiting fellow at a number of universities and institutions in Germany, China, Switzerland, South Africa and Zimbabwe and has collaborated in research programmes with UN agencies, including ILO, UNICEF, UNDP and FAO. He has published widely on labour and agrarian relations, the economics of education and public finance. He is a member of the editorial board of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy.
Freedom Mazwi, The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe
Projects Manager and Researcher with the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) based in Harare. His research over the past decade has largely focussed on agrarian transitions in Africa, with specific reference to the penetration of capital in the countryside and its implications for the peasantry. He holds a Ph.D in Development Studies obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Freedom Mazwi has been a Visiting Scholar fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advancement Studies (STIAS).He is an Editorial Assistant at the Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy.
Lyn Ossome, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Lyn Ossome is an educator and senior researcher with specializations in the fields of feminist political economy and feminist political theory, and research interests in gendered labour, land and agrarian questions, the modern state, and the political economy of gendered violence. She is Associate Professor of Political Studies at Wits University and was previously a Senior Research Fellow at Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University, and Visiting Presidential Professor at Yale University. She is the author of Gender, Ethnicity and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy: States of Violence (2018) and co-editor of the volume Labour Questions in the Global South (2021). She is an editorial board member of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, advisory board member of Feminist Africa, and serves on several boards including the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
Archana Prasad, Professor, Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Archana Prasad is currently a Professor at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, JNU. She specializes in research on the contemporary history of capitalism with specific focus on women and labour, environment and forms of resistance amongst historically deprived sections. She is active with the All India Democratic Women’s Association and a member of its Central Executive Committee . She is also part of the editorial board of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy which is a tricontinental journal published by Sage Publications.
Marcelo Rosa, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marcelo Rosa is Professor at Postgraduate Programme of Social Sciences in Development, Agriculture and Society and the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been Coordinator of the Sociology Area at the Coordination of Personnel Improvement of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education in Brazil (2018-2022). He works in research, teaching and in the supervision of theses and dissertations on the following topics: contemporary sociological theory, social movements and sociology of the earth. In recent years his teaching and research activities have been directed towards a sociology of non-exemplary forms in countries of the global south. He is coordinator of the Non-Exemplary Sociology Laboratory at UFRRJ/UnB/CNPq. He is a member of the editorial board of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy.
Issa Shivji, Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Issa’s research interests are in the processes of accumulation under the current financialised phase of capitalism, intellectual histories of Africa, the Political Thought and Practice of Julius Nyerere and the peasant question in Africa.
Dzodzi Tsikata, University of Ghana, Ghana
Dzodzi Tsikata is Professor of Development Sociology and Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at the University of Ghana since August 2016. Before this, she was based at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) during which time she was Deputy Director and Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana. She is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been President of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA, 2015-2018). She is also active in the leadership of several leading policy advocacy networks in Africa, including the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana, Third World Network-Africa, and Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja. She also is associated with several academic journals and is a member of the editorial board of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy.
Paris Yeros, Federal University of ABC, Brazil
Professor at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC, Brazil) and member of the faculties of Economic Sciences, Sciences & Humanities, and World Political Economy. He is research associate of The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (Zimbabwe) and member of the editorial board of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy. His research interests include: world economy and development; land, labour and agrarian questions; the national question; gender relations; and contemporary Africa and Latin America/Caribbean