In the Media

ODID academics are frequently called on by the media for comment and analysis on topical issues, drawing on their specialist knowledge to bring depth and objectivity to current debates.

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06 Aug, 2020
'The Many Lives and Meanings of Waste'. Aparna Agarwal writes for the Wire India about the waste crisis in India, and the socio-economic structures associated with waste production and management.
24 Jul, 2020
'The UK’s Huawei decision is emblematic of the new tech Cold War'. Corneliu Bjola quoted in New Statesman Tech
21 Jul, 2020
'Beyond the culture wars with Owen Jones: slavery, statues and racism'. Simukai Chigudu is interviewed in a Guardian video about Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall
08 Jul, 2020
'Austerity in the Gulf states: why it’s alarming for women’s progress'. DPhil Humaira Hansrod writes for the Conversation
23 Jun, 2020
'Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice'. DPhil Biruk Terrefe writes for the Conversation
17 Jun, 2020
'Why It's Necessary to Believe "All Is Well" in India's Border Clash With China'. Nikita Sud writes for the Wire on territory as a 'technology of rule', and what that lens tells us about the ongoing border clash between China and India in the Himalayas
16 Jun, 2020
'Falling Statues and Morality: Cecil Rhodes can’t be rescued by history'. Robin Cohen draws on his personal history to examine contemporary attitudes towards Cecil Rhodes
16 Jun, 2020
'The US Government Kills Black People with Impunity Both at Home and Abroad'. Robtel Neajai Pailey co-authors an article for the Nation on anti-black brutality
15 Jun, 2020
'Oxford professor Simukai Chigudu talks racism and iconography'. Simukai Chigudu was interviewed on South African radio station 702
12 Jun, 2020
'As one of Oxford's few black professors, let me tell you why I care about Rhodes'. Simukai Chigudu writes for the Guardian about his involvement with the Rhodes Must Fall movement