My name is Charis. I am a researcher and teacher who reads, writes, and talks about the impacts of land and natural investments and mega-infrastructure projects on rural landscapes and livelihoods, along with the politics of global development more generally. I am a Lecturer in International Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and an Affiliated Researcher at the East African Institute at Aga Khan University in Kenya.

The geographic focus of my work is sub-Saharan Africa, with my most recent fieldwork taking place in East Africa and Central Africa.  I work and write with academics, activists and development researchers who are similarly concerned about how large-scale investments in land and natural resources impact rural spaces. I am committed to finding ways to make my research skills and findings relevant to development policy and practice.

To view highlights from my CV, click Short CV – Charis Enns (last updated: December 2017). For a full CV, feel free to contact me using the contact info below.