About the Blog

Hi, I’m Trent, I’m a writer and researcher, originally from Wollongong, Australia and now working at the Australia India Institute in Melbourne, Victoria. I completed my PhD from the University of Wollongong in 2013. My thesis examined the sustainable agriculture movement in India and considered how this movement fits within wider power structures. Since then, I have worked on an ARC-sponsored project on the impact of globalisation in India’s medium-sized towns, for which I did four months of fieldwork in Darjeeling.

I started this blog as a way of making my research more available to a general audience, and also to communicate some of my ideas and experiences that didn’t lend themselves to expression through other channels of academic or political publication. So these blog posts are basically my writings that fit ‘in-between’ various academic categories and political commitments.  As I spend a lot of my time between South Asia and Australia, I also see this as an opportunity to share my experiences living ‘in-between’ different places and cultures.

I would love to get your feedback on my posts. Feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email (trentpbrown[at]gmail.com). If you’d like to be updated on my blog, you can follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/trent.brown2) or Twitter (@trentpbrown). I’ll be posting regular updates there.

You can find a list of my publications and my work experience on my CV, downloadable here —> Trent Brown__CV