Brock Bersaglio is a Lecturer in International Development at the University of Birmingham and an Affiliated Researcher with the East African Institute at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. His work contributes to debates in rural geography, critical development studies, and political ecology/economy, focusing on eastern and southern Africa. Brock’s research considers political-economic, socio-cultural, and ecological factors that drive land and resource struggles in the context of environmental conservation and natural resource-based development. Most recently, he has written about topics such as: green grabbing and the political ecology of belonging, (re)territorialization for extractive-led development, and rural livelihoods and subjectivity more broadly.
Brock completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in March 2017. His dissertation is entitled ‘Green Grabbing and the Contested Nature of Belonging in Laikipia, Kenya: A genealogy’.