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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07 Nov, 2019
'In India, gods "flex their muscles" over scarce land'. Nikita Sud comments for Reuters on a legal case in India regarding land claimed by temples
23 Oct, 2019
'Nowhere to Go: How Governments in the Americas Are Bungling the Migration Crisis'. Alexander Betts writes for Foreign Affairs
16 Oct, 2019
'The roll-out of big infrastructure that essentially still ignores existing plans ... and blindsides city administration officials sets a dangerous precedent'. DPhil Biruk Terrefe is quoted in the Guardian about urbanisation dynamics in Addis Ababa
11 Oct, 2019
'Addis Ababa is a city that has constant electricity and water problems, that doesn’t have efficient public transportation... There are a lot of other things this city needs'. DPhil Biruk Terrefe is interviewed by the Washington Post about Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Unity Park palace renovation
08 Oct, 2019
'Modi's mega-rallies; political spectacle for the Indian diaspora'. Nikita Sud contributes to Al Jazeera's 'The Listening Post'
08 Oct, 2019
'Facial analysis AI is being used in job interviews – it will probably reinforce inequality'. Ivan Manokha writes for The Conversation
02 Oct, 2019
'It is very difficult to create consensus on education because the elite do not go to public schools'. Diego Sánchez-Ancochea interviwed by CNN Chile about his research on inequality in Latin America
27 Sep, 2019
'Better seeds could help African farmers grow far more'. The Economist cites research on high-yielding crops by Douglas Gollin and co-authors
27 Sep, 2019
'Anthropology at, and of, the Limit'. Ruben Andersson responds as part of an Allegralab book symposium about his new book 'No Go World'
16 Sep, 2019
'What’s Behind the Deadly Violence in South Africa?'. Loren Landau writes for the New York Times on how local politics in South Africa shapes the reception of urban migrants, highlighting the role of local 'gangster' governance in the country's xenophobia