Ruth Hall

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Professor Ruth Hall holds the South African Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, which is funded by the National Research Foundation. The Chair is located at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape. She holds a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford, where she previously obtained an MPhil in Development Studies. Her first two degrees were from the University of Cape Town.

Professor Hall has published extensively on land reform, tenure and governance in Africa, with a focus on transnational land investments. She convenes a continent-wide accredited short course for land professionals, activists and officials and on the Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa. She serves on the advisory board of the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa at the University of Ghana, and on the Scientific Committee of the African Union’s Conference on Land Policy in Africa, among other things.

Twitter: @RuthHallPLAAS