Jarvis Fisher

Ph.D. Candidate, Development Sociology
  • Research focus: Agrarian political economy; theories of the state and democracy
  • Hometown: Cambridge, MA
  • College attended and degree earned: MSc Development Studies (SOAS, University of London)
What are the big challenges you want to tackle in the world?

Global immiseration.

What were you doing before the PhD program?

Working on anti-trafficking programs in West Africa from 2015 to 2018, and supporting international gender equality advocacy programs from 2018 to 2020.

What has been the most memorable or impactful experience of your academic or professional career so far?

My masters' thesis on rural social differentiation and liberalization of the Senegalese agricultural sector.

Connect with Jarvis
  • jtf95 [at] cornell.edu