Dr Douglas Hill

Dr Douglas Hill is a associate professor in the School of Geography at the University of Otago.

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Douglas Hill is a senior lecturer in development studies, Department of Geography at the University of Otago.

The majority of his teaching and research is concerned with India. His extensive publications, both individually and with international colleagues, has included work on rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation, environmental management and participatory governance, urban change and the growth of the middle classes, labour in the global system, and the politics of economic reform and federalism in India. His current research focuses on the comparative political economy of transboundary water resource management in the Indus and Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra basins at a variety of scales over time.

Much of this research is reinforced by substantial and sustained field research in India, particularly in West Bengal. Dr Hill has also conducted fieldwork in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Malaysia.

He serves on the executive committee of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia and the steering committee of the New Zealand/Aotearoa International Development Studies Network.

For more details, see Douglas Hill’s profile.