Jamie Cross is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Development. His research and teaching brings social anthropology to bear on problems, projects and technologies of ‘development’. Jamie joined the University of Edinburgh in 2011 with a regional specialisation in South Asia and is co-Director of the University of Edinburgh's Global Development Academy. He has carried out ethnographic fieldwork in India, Papua New Guinea and Scotland with support from the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Royal Anthropological Institute, among others.
“I am a social anthropologist of 'development', interested in infrastructures, low carbon energy futures, corporations and social enterprises, work, labour and global supply chains.”
Abstract Submission Deadline
31th March 2018
Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts
7th April 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline
30th April 2018
Pedro Ferreira Marques
Principal investigator in a research project investigating innovation dynamics in firms located in peripheral regions of Spain and Portugal. This Project is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
Pedro has a degree in Sociology from ISCTE in Lisbon, Portugal, and an MA and PhD from Newcastle University (UK). He has also atended the Université Paris VII for an academic year, as an Erasmus student, and was a visiting PhD student at Cornell University for one semester.
Pedro has worked as a Research associate at Newcastle University (UK), the University of Kiel (Germany), Cardiff University (UK) and the University of Sussex (UK). He has done fieldwork in the UK, Portugal, Germany and Slovenia, as part of different research projects, where he has interviewed a variety of stakeholders from the private, public and thirdsectors. As a result of his research Pedro has published in several high-ranking journals and wrote policy reports for policy and third sector organisations in the UK, Portugal and at the EU level.
Pedro´s research interests are in the following areas: innovation in less developed regions, innovation in low and medium tech sectors, the political economy of development, governance and politics, social innovation.