Dr. A Haroon Akram-Lodhi

Dr. A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, B.A. (SOAS, London), M.Phil. (Cambridge) and Ph.D. (Manitoba)
Professor, Department of International Development Studies

Trent University
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Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8

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Research Interests

Trained as an economist, the focus of Haroon Akram-Lodhi's research interest is in the political economy of agrarian change in developing capitalist countries, on the economic dimensions of gender relations, and on the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods and communities in contemporary poor countries.

Selected Recent Publications


  • Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice and the Agrarian Question, Fernwood, 2013.
  • Peasants and Globalization: Political Economy, Rural Transformation and the Agrarian Question (co-edited with C Kay). London: Routledge, 2009.
  • Land, Poverty and Livelihoods: Perspectives from Developing and Transition Countries (co-edited with C Kay and S Borras). London: Routledge, 2007.
  • Globalization, Neoconservative Policies and Democratic Alternatives (co-edited with R Chernomas and A Sepehri). Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2005.
  • Water, Pipes and People in Pakistan: The Social and Economic Impact of the Salinity Control and Reclamation Project in Mardan, Northern Pakistan (co-edited with J Freedman). Lahore: Vanguard, 2001.
  • Confronting Fiji Futures. Canberra: Asia Pacific Press, 2000.

Academic Journal Papers:

  • 'Contextualizingland grabbing: contemporary land deals, the global subsistence crisisand the world food system' in Canadian Journal of Development Studies vol33 no 2 2012.
  • ‘Land, labour and agrarian transition in Vietnam’ in Journal of Agrarian Change vol 10 no 4 2010.
  • ‘Surveying the agrarian question (part 2): current debates and moving beyond ’ in Journalof Peasant Studies vol 37 no 2 2010 (with C Kay).
  • ‘Surveying the agrarian question (part 1): unearthing foundations, exploring diversity’ in Journal of Peasant Studies vol 37 no 1 2010 (with C Kay).
  • ‘Modernizing subordination? A South Asian perspective on the World Development Report 2008—Agriculture for Development’ in Journal of Peasant Studies vol 36 no 3 2009, pp. 611 -619.



  • Human inequality in global perspective (IDST 1000Y)
    Department of International Development Studies, Trent University
  • The world food system (IDST – ANTH – SAFS 2500H)

    Department of International Development Studies, Trent University

  • Peasants, food and agrarian change (IDST – ANTH – SAFS 2600H)

    Department of International Development Studies, Trent University