The SDC group commits itself to provide high-quality education that is based on its distinctive critical-constructive and politically-engaged approach. In which our teaching is rooted in our own research, that is aims to (re)connect student learning with the empirical reality we live in.
The SDC group teaches on a range of topics related to development studies, political ecology, anthropology of law and crisis and disaster studies.
The Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) group investigates the structures and practices of international development with a particular focus on issues of inequality, marginalization and political agency. Through our core expertise in development studies, political ecology, anthropology of law and crisis and disaster studies, our mission is to gain and communicate a deeper understanding of these issues generated by global and local structures of power and political-economy, as well as how actors generate forms of agency and practices that enable them to deal with these dynamics and create new opportunities. In this way, we aim to contribute to socially just, economically equitable, sustainable and peaceful solutions to twenty-first century development problems.