My work research advances emancipatory development in theory and practice. First, it decolonizes theory by critically examining sustainability and social justice in action. Engaging multi-paradigmatic frameworks for analysis, I unpack the structural, cognitive, and relational dynamics shaping alternatives to development and change. Second, my work informs development ethics and emancipatory research methods through the publication of critical reflections and reviews of practice. By clarifying standards and methods that support connection across difference, my work opens pathways for transformative interdisciplinary and intercultural engagements. The sections below detail current and past research projects and publications.
Decolonizing Development Book Under Contract Decolonizing Development: Food, Trade, and Heritage in Post-Authoritarian Environments. Bristol: Bristol University Press. Other Publications
Under Review. "Transnational Feminisms in Development: From Oppressive Systems to Liberatory Pathways."
Under Review. “Dialogues on Mixed Race Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa."
Democratizing Energy Forthcoming Edited Volume Nadesan, Majia H., Martin J. Pasqualetti, and Jennifer Keahey. 2022. “Democratizing Energy” New York: Elsevier.
2022. "Imagining Energy Democracy." In Energy Democracies for Sustainable Futures, edited by M. Nadesan, M. Pasqualetti, and J. Keahey. New York: Elsevier.
2022. "Introduction to the Collection." In Energy Democracies for Sustainable Futures, edited by M. Nadesan, M. Pasqualetti, and J. Keahey. New York: Elsevier (with Majia Nadesan and Martin Pasqualetti).
Under Review. "Rethinking Energy Democracy." (lead author with Majia Nadesan and Martin Pasqualetti)
In Progress. "Energy Neomercantilism and Regenerative Alternatives." (with Majia Nadesan)
2011. "Executive Summary: Emerging Rooibos Farmer Market Access Project." Fort Collins: Center for Fair & Alternative Trade (CFAT) in collaboration with Sandra Kruger & Associates and the Institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS).
2010. "Jumbo Charcoal Supply Chain and Fairtrade Standards." Pniel, South Africa: Sandra Kruger and Associates.
2004. "TRAX Ghana Income Generating Activities Program Report." Bolgatanga, Ghana: TRAX Africa.