Haroon Akram-Lodhi is Professor of International Development Studies and Chair of the Department of International Development Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. He is also an Associated Research Professor of Development Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico; and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Trained as an economist, the focus of Haroon’s research is in the political economy of agrarian change in developing capitalist countries; the economic dimensions of gender relations; and the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods and communities in contemporary poor countries. Haroon has lived, taught and conducted research in numerous countries, published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and has undertaken advisory services for a wide variety of multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental international development organizations. He currently acts as Gender and Poverty Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Team in New York, working on gender-responsive economic policy in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. His most recent book is Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice and the Agrarian Question.