South Asian Studies

Dr Alfred Gathorne-Hardy

Dr. Alfred Gathorne-Hardy

I joined SIAS in October 2011, where I was a researcher on the ESRC/DfID funded project: ‘The Materiality of Rice’, led by Professor Barbara Harriss-White.  I am now a Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College, and convene and lecture the geography MSc elective, Global Environmental Change and Food Security.

Both food and a healthy environment are essential for human existence.  Food production at the scale required to feed the present population inevitably damages the environment.   This damage is at such a scale to seriously threaten human existence.

Congratulations to Professor Barbara Harriss-White on her Award of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

The Award of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences has been conferred on former CSASP Director Professor Barbara Harriss-White for her contribution to the Social Sciences. CSASP is glad to congratulate Professor Harriss-White on this significant


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