Katharine Howell

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Research Overview

My work explores the gender dynamics of agrarian change and agricultural interventions. My project, based on fieldwork with rural communities in northern Mozambique, is an attempt to build bridges between the often disconnected worlds of agricultural science and policy, and critical theory (and practice) from postcolonial and feminist studies. I'm also interested in creative and visual ways of communicating research, decolonising research and encouraging greater honesty about ethics, errors and mental health in academia.

You can read more about my research and my fieldwork in Mozambique at www.wildpigsandwatermelons.wordpress.com and I tweet @KR_Howell

I also work for the secretariat of POLLEN, the Political Ecology Network.