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Pamela  Ngwenya

Personal Details
Organization: Postdoctoral Fellow
E-mail Address: perichardson@gmail.com
Degree: Doctorate in Geography

Job Description
Visiting Scholar

Research Interest
Food and agricultural geographies, environmental justice, the politics of nature, rural livelihoods, feminist philosophy, ethics, migration and mobility, Caribbean studies, creative expression and emotional/spiritual spatialities.

Other information
Pamela is a geographer and a community video facilitator and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Development Studies. She is working on publishing the results of her doctoral research and is also developing an action research project in Zimbabwe on the subject of sustainable/alternative agro-food strategies.

She has lectured on ‘Sustainable Cities and Development’ in the School of Environmental Sciences and has a wide range of research interests including agrofood studies, ethical philosophies, feminist geographies, film and video-based methodologies and eco/bio-philosophy.

She completed her doctorate on the ‘Ethical Geographies of Caribbean Sugar’ at the University of Oxford’s Centre for the Environment in 2009. Her research addressed the ethics and politics of Caribbean sugar traded under Europe's 'Sugar Protocol' agreement and mobilised a diverse set of ethical philosophies, research methods and empirical data.

Pamela has also worked with the Centre for Civil Society to establish a community video resource and has run workshops with over 100 community-based trainees, using participatory video techniques.

She obtained a first class honours degree in Geography from the University of Edinburgh in 2004. She has given classes in social and feminist geography at undergraduate and Masters levels at the University of Oxford. Pamela has also managed and implemented several video projects and training programs with youth, farming and women’s groups in the UK, the Caribbean and South Africa.

PUBLICATIONS:
Richardson, B. and Richardson-Ngwenya. P.E. (forthcoming 2014) ‘A bittersweet success: EU Aid for Trade policy and the restructuring of the Swaziland sugar industry’. Accepted for publication subject to minor revision, Review of African Political Economy.

Richardson, B. and Richardson-Ngwenya, P.E. (2013) ‘Cut loose in the Caribbean: neo-liberal common sense and the demise of the Commonwealth sugar trade’. Bulletin of Latin American Research. 32(3), 263–278.

Richardson, B. and Richardson-Ngwenya. P.E. (2013) ‘Documentary film and ethical foodscapes: three takes on Caribbean sugar’. cultural geographies 20(3), 339–356.

Richardson-Ngwenya, P.E. (2013) ‘Situated knowledge and the EU sugar reform: a Caribbean life history’. Area 45, (2), 188–197.

Richardson-Ngwenya, P.E. (2013) ‘Performing a more-than-human material imagination during fieldwork: muddy boots, diarizing and putting vitalism on video’. Cultural Geographies in Practice.

Richardson-Ngwenya (2012) ‘Negotiating Fairness in the EU Sugar Reform: the ethics of European-Caribbean sugar trading relations’. Ethics, Policy & Environment 15:3, 341-367.

Richardson-Ngwenya (2012) ‘The affective ethics of participatory video: an exploration of inter-personal encounters’. ACME: an International E-journal for Critical Geographies 11(2), 250-281.

Richardson-Ngwenya (2012) ‘A vitalist approach to sugar-cane breeding in Barbados.’ Geoforum 43: 1131-1139

Momsen, J.H. and Richardson-Ngwenya, P.E. (2011) ‘Tourism and agriculture in Barbados: changing relationships’ in Momsen, J.H. and Torres, R. (eds) Tourism and Agriculture: exploring the connections. Wiley.

Ngwenya, P.E. (2010) ‘Making Video Proposals: A Guidebook for Community Groups’, UNDP-supported online publication available at http://www.facebook.com/messages/#!/pages/Durban-Community-Video-Collective/194266210626295

Richardson-Ngwenya, P.E. (2010) ‘The implications of the EU Sugar Reform for Caribbean sugar industries and communities: Barbados and St. Kitts’ in Geography 95 (2): 70-79.

Momsen, J. H. and Richardson, P. (2009) ‘Caribbean Cocoa: Planting and Production’ in Grivetti, L.E. and Shapiro, H. (eds.) Chocolate: History, Culture and Heritage, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, pp 481-492.

Momsen, J. H. and Richardson, P. (2009) ‘Caribbean Chocolate: Preparation, Consumption and Trade’ in Grivetti, L.E. and Shapiro, H. (eds.) Chocolate: History, Culture and Heritage, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, pp.493-504.

Richardson, P.E. and Whatmore, S. (2009) ‘Alternative Food Networks’ in Kitchen, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.

Richardson, P.E (2007) Book Review: Sweet Negotiations, H-Net: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=13085

Richardson, P.E. (2007) ‘Book Review: Worlds of Food: Place, Power and Provenance in the Food Chain, by Morgan, K, Marsden, T. and Murdoch, J.’ In Geografiska Annaler Series B: Human Geography 89 (1): 78-80.

Pugh J, Richardson P. (2005) ‘Playing the donor's anxious game: Physical development planning legislative systems in the Eastern Caribbean’.International Development Planning Review 27(4), 385-402.

Richardson, P.E. (2004) ‘Agricultural ethics, neurotic natures and emotional encounters: an application of actor-network theory’ in Ethics Place and Environment 7(3): 195-202

Pugh, J. Hinds, E. Ifill, C., Paton, B. Richardson, P. (2004) ‘Developing Institutional Capital in the Fisherfolk Communities of the Caribbean: the case of St Kitts and Nevis’, A report produced under the programme Developing Institutional Capital in the Fisherfolk Communities of the Caribbean, Funded by the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

BLOGS
African Environmental Justice Documentary Films: http://ejoltdocumentaries.wordpress.com/

Visioning a Sustainable Future: http://visioningthefuture.wordpress.com/

Sustainable Agri-food Initiatives, Zimbabwe: http://sustainableagriculturezimbabwe.wordpress.com/

VIDEO PROJECTS
Swaziland’s sugar farmers and workers. Four short edited video interviews undertaken on behalf of Traidcraft, for the purpose of advocating for policy monitoring in relation to the EU’s accompanying measures for countries affected by the Sugar Reform: http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/OneStopCMS/

Zimbabwe’s Land Reform: voices from the field. A series of 8 short videos documenting emerging small farmers in Masvingo Province. The videos complement research undertaken over the last decade by an international team of researchers, which resulted in the book, Zimbabwe’s Land Reform: Myths and Realities. The video present lessons from the field, covering a range of new farmers who benefitted from the land reform. www.youtube.com, August 2011.

Fishing for Justice: the plight of Durban’s fisherfolk, 20-minute community documentary commissioned by the Centre for Civil Society, Durban, South Africa, March 2010.

14 Good Reasons to Save Vetch’s Beach, 10-minute campaign video advocating for the protection of a key public space from ‘development’ in Durban, South Africa. March 2010.

More than a market, 20-minute community documentary commissioned by the Centre for Civil Society, Durban, South Africa, March 2010.

Refugee Life: conversations in Durban, 20 minute participatory video commissioned by the Centre for Civil Society, Durban, South Africa, March 2010.
Durban Reality Tour, 20-minute community documentary highlighting environmental justice issues, commissioned by the Centre for Civil Society, Durban, South Africa, November 2009.

Women Speak Out: Crises in Crossmoor, 15 minute participatory video commissioned by the Centre for Civil Society as part of an anti-xenophobia research and outreach program, Durban, South Africa, November 2009.

Contemporary Struggles of Umkhumbane Youth, 10 minute participatory video commissioned by the Centre for Civil Society as part of an anti-xenophobia research and outreach program, Durban, South Africa, November 2009.

Community issues in Chatsworth 15-minute participatory video commissioned by the Centre for Civil Society as part of an anti-xenophobia research and outreach program, Durban, South Africa, November 2009.

Soundbytes on Xenophobia, minute documentary commissioned by the Centre for Civil Society as part of an anti-xenophobia research and outreach program, Durban, South Africa, November 2009.

Sicela Umusa: a participatory video 10-minute participatory video undertaken by students of my ‘Sustainable Cities’ course, working with a township community garden, Durban, South Africa, September 2009.

Centocow Participatory Video Project, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

I facilitated a 3-day editing workshop with 10 community members from rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, helping to produce 3 edited videos for the community as deliverable to the Polish Embassy Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I have also acted as a strategic advisor to Insight Etekwini. For Insight Etekwini, February 2008

Super Group Presents… Playday 2008, Opinions in the Park

A 20-minute documentary made as part of a participatory video project with 6 children. The film evaluates Playday from the perspectives of a variety of young people at the event in Oxford, for Insight, August 2008.

BBC Minimovies Oxfordshire, I led a group of young asylum-seekers through an intensive video training course, which resulted in the production of two 1-minute movies in three days for the BBC website.

Don’t Take it for Granted, a 20 minute drama-documentary made by young asylum-seekers. This was a 2-month participatory video project working with refugees living in Oxford, with Oxford Film and Video Makers, July-August 2008.

Caribbean Agricultural Youth Forum Promotional Video 20 minute edit of youth training video production, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, 2008.

A Beginners Guide to Small-Scale Plant Cultivation 20 minute participatory video for the Barbados Association of Women In Agriculture, 2008.

Uprising Women: Life After Sugar 20 minute edit of participatory video production, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program, November 2007

Barbados Sugar Workers Video Project 40 minute edit of participatory video production, Independent, April 2007

Youth of Ramallah, Oxford Visit 20 minute edit of participatory video production for the Oxford-Ramallah Friendship Association, July 2007


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