The Sociology of Development and Change group (SDC) focuses on the structures and practices of development and change with a particular scientific interest in inequality, marginalization and political agency. We are a politically engaged and interdisciplinary research and educational centre in development studies, political ecology, anthropology of law and crisis and disaster studies.

What we do

We combine a critical approach to development issues and processes with an interest in crisis, governance, livelihood and resources. 

We aim to understand how disasters and conflicts come about, how they affect people. And we aim to research how they transform societies.

We focus on how people use and create sets of rules in daily interaction, politics and discourse as a means to steer society and behaviour.