It’s been a whirlwind few months for me which has left very little time for blogging. Interestingly, I have also seen the highest rise in followers, which is wonderful, but suggests perhaps less is more (?).
First order of business, WELCOME TO ALL THE NEW FOLLOWERS and THANK YOU! My goal this year is to make this blog more interactive! So, if you fancy posting something, suggesting a topic for discussion or debate, or have any questions, or just want to get to know other food governance geeks (meant in the most endearing way), send along an email!
Second, as some of you know, I have spent the last three years working on a PhD examining the reformed Committee on World Food Security. I have been so fortunate to have the support of David Barling and Tim Lang at the Centre for Food Policy at CIty University London. I don’t know exactly what the protocol is about hyping-up one’s supervisors but I can honestly say that they are extremely committed and diligent mentors and I am grateful for their support and patience. If you are thinking of doing a PhD, make sure you have good supervisors…. It makes all the difference.
So the thesis process is coming to an end (which I am actually quite sad about as I would LOVE another year to play with the ideas and work on the writing) BUT, the exciting news is that I am moving to take up a new job.
YEP! I am uprooting myself from the UK and heading over to the Netherlands to take up a job in the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen University. Most of you will probably be familiar with the great work that comes out of the Group and the University and I am absolutely thrilled that I get to be a part of it!. For those of you interesting in seeing what’s up in Rural Sociology at Wageningen, check out the blog: http://ruralsociologywageningen.wordpress.com
I am really happy to be returning to my academic roots in sociology and excited to be taking on a challenging course load while finding ways of continuing to research global food security issues.