Dr Laurie Parsons

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Laurie Parsons is British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London and Principal Investigator of the Project The Disaster Trade: The Hidden Footprint of UK Imports and Investment Overseas.

Previously Co-Investigator of project Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change from Cambodia, which examined brick kiln work in Cambodia, Laurie's work examines the contested politics of climate change on socio-economic inequalities, patterns of work and mobilities. His first book, Going Nowhere Fast: Inequality in the Age of Translocality, will be published by Oxford University Press in August 2020.

Strongly committed to policy engagement, Laurie has conducted large-scale projects examining inequalities in Cambodia’s economic development for Transparency International, Plan International, Save the Children, CARE International, ActionAid, the IDRC and the Royal University of Phnom Penh, among others. 


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