Dr James Fraser

Lecturer

Research Overview

Research:

James' research is on social and environmental dimensions of smallholder natural resource management in the humid tropics of Latin America and Africa.

He focuses on two themes in particular; i) local agro-ecological knowledge, and ii) social and environmental justice issues.

These are investigated with theory and methods from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, geography and development studies.

Teaching:

James contributes to several undergraduate and postgraduate modules and is convener for:

LEC 322 Environment, Society and Politics in Amazonia (taught with Luke Parry & Jos Barlow)

LEC 331 Food and Agriculture in the 21st Century (taught with Rebecca Whittle & Katerina Psarikidou)

Roles:

James is Part I Director of Studies for Geography

He is the LEC Interdisciplinary 'Tsar' and on the Interdisciplinary PhD Panel

Office Hours:

Monday 2-4pm

Room B538 in LEC1

  • Improving global stewardship
  • Innovation for a better environment
  • Political Ecology
  • Understanding a changing planet