Austin Dziwornu Ablo is a development geographer and a senior lecturer at the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana. His research areas are urban studies and natural resource governance. Austin teaches and supervises both graduate and undergraduate students.
Alfredo Brillembourg an architect and founder of the Urban-Think Tank and the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (SLUM Lab). Between 2007-2019, Alfredo has been professor at Columbia University and Chair of Architecture at ETHZ in Zurich. In 2020, he founded U-TT Oslo and the new Parangolè Journal with GRIP.
Sharad Chari a geographer at the University of California at Berkeley, and an interdisciplinary scholar of capitalism, biopolitics, state racism, agrarian transitions, work, sexuality, and post-imperial oceans. His key publications are Fraternal Capital (2004), The Development Reader (2008), Other Geographies (2017) and he is completing a book called Apartheid Remains.
Antonella Di Trani is an anthropologist with a PhD from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. She is a lecturer in social anthropology for architecture at the Superior National School of Architecture of Paris – Val de Seine, ENSAPVS. Her main topics are the city, heritage and inequality in urban space. Antonella is currently involved in a European research programme on sustainability.
Andrew Fischer is Associate Professor at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Scientific Director of CERES the Dutch Research School for International Development. He is a development economist, demographer and social policy specialist, with a PhD from the London School of Economics and over 30 years of experience in development.
Pamila Gupta is Professor at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research interests include Portuguese colonial and Jesuit missionary history; diasporas, islands, tourism, and heritage in the Indian Ocean; and photography and visual cultures in East Africa.
Astrid Haas is an urban economist whose research specializes in municipal and infrastructure finance. She is currently advising different African city governments in this capacity. In 2016, she was nominated by the University of Cape Town as one of Africa’s Young Leaders, for her work in this area.
Ghassan Hage is professor of anthropology and social theory at the University of Melbourne. He works on whiteness and colonial racism from a comparative perspective. His current interest is in the notion of ‘social viability’. Ghassan’s main fieldwork for the last thirty years has been on the Lebanese transnational Diaspora.
Susanne Koch is a researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, Technical University of Munich, with a PhD in sociology. Her research at the interface of environmental and science studies focuses on gender- and geography-related inequalities in science and the role of knowledge diversity in the context of societal transformation.
Milorad Kovacevic is a statistician and an expert for measuring human development and progress of society under constraints of inequality, vulnerability and uncertainty. Milorad has been chief statistician of UNDP – Human Development Report Office between 2010 and 2020. Currently he is a statistical advisor for a variety of development projects that include gender inequality, poverty, environmental vulnerability and inequality.
Tereza Østbø Kuldova is Research Professor at the Work Research Institute, Oslo Metropolitan University and a social anthropologist. She is the author of How Outlaws Win Friends and Influence People (2019) and Luxury Indian Fashion: A Social Critique (2016), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on the anthropology of crime, labor, organizations, urbanity, surveillance, and consumer culture.
Brandon LaBelle is Professor at the Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art, University of Bergen. He develops and presents artistic projects within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. This leads to performative installations, poetic theater, and research actions aimed at forms of experimental community making.
Joyce C.H. Liu is Chair Professor at the Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; Director, International Center for Cultural Studies & International Program of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan. Currently, she is leading two research projects: Conflict, Justice, Decolonization: Critical Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, and Migration, Logistics, and Unequal Citizens in the Global Context.
Krishen Mehta is a Senior Global Justice Fellow at Yale University. Krishen is Director of Tax Justice Network in London, an Advisor to Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program in New York, and a member of the Steering Group of the Independent Commission for Reform of International Corporate Taxation. He is co-editor of the books Global Tax Fairness and Tax Justice and Global Inequality.
Maria Paula Meneses is a Principal researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. A Mozambican scholar, her research focuses on the political history and socio-legal complexity of southern Africa. At the heart of her interests are the relations between knowledge, power and societies, paying special attention to people who experienced the violence of the colonial encounter.
Temi Odumosu is an art historian, curator, and Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Malmö University in Sweden. Her research and curatorial practices are concerned with race and visual coding in popular culture, colonial archives/archiving, slavery and visuality, postmemorial art and performance, and ethics of care-in-representation. Overall, she is focused on the ways art can mediate social transformation and healing.
Camilo Perez-Bustillo is Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Social Justice at National Taiwan University (international poverty law, rights of migrants, indigenous peoples) and Fellow at CASBS-Stanford University. Camilo is the author of Human Rights, Hegemony, and Utopia in Latin America: Poverty, Forced Migration and Resistance in Mexico and Colombia (Brill 2016), and co-founder of International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement; Witness at the Border.
Gunika Rishi is an architect with a MSc in Urban Ecological Planning from NTNU, Trondheim. Her work examines the intersection of social stratification, inequality, migration, citizen engagement through the lens of social-spatial justice and sustainable development. Her focus lies in the South-Asian and Scandinavian context.
Ernesto Semán teaches Latin American history and the history of U.S. foreign policy at the University of Bergen, Norway. His next forthcoming book is a history of antipopulism in Argentina. He has written extensively about Latin American politics, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Financial Times.
Atreyee Sen is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. She is a political anthropologist of urban South Asia. Her research interests focus on religio-political movements and their impact on poverty, slums, livelihoods and cash flows in marginal urban spaces.
Svati P. Shah is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with research affiliations at the University of Witwatersrand. As an anthropologist of South Asia whose work critiques questions of caste, sexuality, space, political economy, and labor migration, Svati is currently working on a monograph on corporate monopolies and queer politics in India.
Erika Siu is the Deputy Director of the Think Tanks project at the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois. Erika has worked as the Secretariat Director of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation and conducted research for the International Centre for Tax and Development, the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, and the UN Development Programme.
Maria Dyveke Styve is a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. Her research interests span the political economy of development, dependency theory, economic anthropology, decolonial epistemologies, racial capitalism, critical race theory and economic history.