Deborah Bryceson is a development consultant and academic researcher. Trained as an economic geographer and sociologist, her work has spanned a wide range of labour and development issues within Africa and beyond. Her areas of expertise include: livelihoods, mobility and settlement; agrarian change; gender; and the interaction between social and economic dynamics in rural and urban settings from a political economy perspective. She is Professor and Honorary Fellow at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, as well as a Research Associate at the Nordic Africa Institute, University of Uppsala and Oxford University’s International Gender Studies Centre. She is currently researching artisanal mining patterns and recently completed commissioned studies on domestic labour as well as gender and generational change in African smallholder family farming.