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Student members


Armstrong, Kimberley

PhD candidate (ABD);
Conflict, displacement, humanitarianism, discourse analysis, post-structuralism, Northern Uganda

kimberley [dot] armstrong [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows

Name Description Contact
Rudiak-Gould, Peter Climate change; environmental discourse; metaculture; historical narratives; science communication peter [dot] rudiak-gould [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Jennifer Glassco

Jennifer Glassco, PhD candidate, Anthropology

jennie [dot] glassco [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Project title: Beyond an African Youth Crisis: Livelihood Strategies and Youth Culture in Kajiado County, Kenya

Research interests: Youth employment, Globalization, Identity politics, Dryland systems/Pastoralism, Anthropology of development.

Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD)

The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD) is an interdisciplinary research institution founded in 1990 to foster research on development at McGill University.

STANDD's mandate is to provide a setting for transdisciplinary research and learning at McGill regarding social and technological aspects of development. Its aims include the integration of research, having both scientific and policy significance, on the developing world.

Director & Academic Staff

Faculty Members

Professor Colin Scott is the current STANDD director. 

Four university researchers and two associate researchers also work with STANDD.


Institution and research focus

A current focus of centre research is on the implications of property forms of poorer regions of the world. Property rights are central to how social and technological factors influence development, by structuring how people manage their resources and provide for their essential needs. Linking people to the environment, rights in resources secure the basis on which cultural and biological diversity is maintained. Changes in systems of agrarian property are both symptom and cause of environmental decline and poverty.


STANDD publishes working papers and bibliographies on a number of relevant topics. Click on the titles below to download these publications [PDF], or contact STANDD at the address provided.