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Derek Hall is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier. His main research interests are in international political economy, Japanese politics, the political economy of East and Southeast Asia, the history of capitalism, and the political economy of food, land and agriculture, especially in the South. He is the author of Land (Polity, 2013) and Powers of Exclusion: Land Dilemmas in Southeast Asia (National University of Singapore Press and University of Hawai’i Press, 2011, co-authored with Philip Hirsch and Tania Murray Li). He has been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Social Science at the University of Tokyo on several occasions, and his research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. In 2009-10 he was an S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Visiting Research Fellowship, University of California Berkeley, 2009-10
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, 2007-11 (co-investigator).


  • Hall, Derek. 2013. “Land”. Cambridge: Polity.
  • Hall, Derek. 2013. “Primitive Accumulation, Accumulation by Dispossession, and the Global Land Grab”. Third World Quarterly. 34 (9): 1582-1604.
  • Bush, S.R., B.Belton, D.Hall et al.. 2013. “Certify Sustainable Aquaculture?”. Science.341: 1067-1068.
  • Hall, Derek, Philip Hirsch and Tania Murray Li. 2011. “Powers of Exclusion: Land Dilemmas in Southeast Asia”. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.
  • Hall, Derek. 2011. “Land Grabs, Land Control, and Southeast Asian Crop Booms”. The Journal of Peasant Studies. 38 (4): 811-831.
  • Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Office: DAWB 4-116 (Laurier)

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Environment and ResourcesGlobal Political Economy / Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG)
  • Ph.D., Government, Cornell University (2002)
  • M.A., Political Science, York University (1994)
  • B.A., (Hons) Political Studies, Trent University (1993)

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