Rune Christoffer Bech Dragsdahl
Karen Blixens Vej 4, 2300 København S, KUA2, Building: 10-3-07
Globalization, investment, entrepreneurship. Food, agriculture, environment, consumption. Caste, class, politics.
India, East Africa, Latin America.
My ph.d. project is a fieldwork-based exploration of Indian entrepreneurs engaged in the lease of land for growing pulses and Indian traders engaged in the trade of pulses in Mozambique and Ethiopia.
The aim of the project is to understand the emerging South-South connections being created through pulses and the role of pulses in mediating these connections. The project title plays on the dual meaning of 'pulses' in English, as the aim is to understand Indian impulses in Africa through studying legumes.
The project is an independently developed explorative project under the umbrella of the international, trans-disciplinary research project, Emerging Worlds: Ethnographic Explorations of New South-South Connections, which takes place at Centre for Global South Asian Studies, Department for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, from 2014 to 2018.