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October 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Derek Hall

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2762

Office Location: DAWB 4-116
Office Hours: by appointment only
Academic Background

BA (Trent), MA (York), PhD (Cornell)


My main research interests are in international political economy, Japanese politics, the political economy of East and Southeast Asia, environmental politics, the history of capitalism, and the political economy of food, land and agriculture. I am willing to supervise graduate students interested in any of these themes.

I am a faculty member at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. I am also a member of the Waterloo Food Issues Group.

I spent the 2009-10 academic year as an S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Selected Recent Publications (for a more complete list, see the "Publications" link to the left):

Land. Cambridge: Polity. 2013.

Powers of Exclusion: Land Dilemmas in Southeast Asia. Singapore and Honolulu: National University of Singapore Press and University of Hawai'i Press. 2011. (Co-authored with Philip Hirsch and Tania Murray Li.)

"Primitive Accumulation, Accumulation by Dispossession, and the Global Land Grab", Third World Quarterly 34(9), 2013, 1582-1604.

S.R.Bush, B.Belton, D.Hall et al., "Certify Sustainable Aquaculture?" Science 341 (9 September 2013), 1067-1068.

"Rethinking Primitive Accumulation: Theoretical Tensions and Rural Southeast Asian Complexities", Antipode 44(4), September 2012, 1188-1208.

"Land Grabs, Land Control, and Southeast Asian Crop Booms", The Journal of Peasant Studies 38(4), October 2011, 811-831.

"Varieties of Zombieism: Approaching Comparative Political Economy through 28 Days Later and Wild Zero", International Studies Perspectives 12(1), February 2011, 1-17.