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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01 Oct, 2020
'Why are they going after Bollywood?'. Nikita Sud writes for on authoritarian populist politics in India and its entanglement with the Bollywood film industry
22 Sep, 2020
'Cash transfers can help refugees, but they also carry risks. Insights from Kenya'. Cory Rodgers, Jade Siu and Olivier Sterck write for the Conversation
20 Sep, 2020
'Migrants crossing the English Channel in dinghies – stupid, dangerous, and criminal acts?'. Dawn Chatty writes for Culturico
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