I. (Irna) Hofman

Position:
  • PhD student
Expertise:
  • Chinese Studies


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2171
E-Mail: i.hofman@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: GEEN VERZENDING, IN- OF EXTERN




Fields of interest

Agrarian and Social change; Development Sociology; Post Soviet Eurasia; Transition Economies, Politics and Governance, and Sustainable Development.

PhD research

Agrarian change in Tajikistan since independence.

CV

Education
2005 – 2007
M.Sc. Environmental Sciencies Wageningen University and Research Centre
Minor M.Sc. Rural Sociology

2001 – 2005
B.Sc. Environmental Sciences Wageningen University and Research Centre
Minor B.Sc. Rural Development Sociology

Post-graduate training
2007 – 2009
Bonn Interdisciplinary Graduate School for Development Research (ZEF, Bonn):
- Interdisciplinary Course: ‘Concepts and Theories of Development’
- Disciplinary Course: ‘A Social Science Perspective on Development: Development Theory, Practice and Research Methods’

2007
Post Graduate course ‘Critical Social Theory & Rural Development’ 
Wageningen Post Graduate Summer School Training

Employment
2011 – present
Research and teaching assistant at the Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC),
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

Teaching
MA Chinese Economy and Business Erasmus University Rotterdam/Leiden University
BA Chinese Economy and Development Leiden University

2009 – 2011
Independent research on Chinese foreign land investments
(supervison prof. dr. ir. P.P.S. Ho)

2010
Rural Sociological Researcher in ‘Any Questions?’
A Cooperative Project of Art and Social Sciences 
Vadehavsfestival Denmark, 2010, WaddenArt Foundation

2007 – 2009
Junior Researcher Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn/Wageningen UR:
Research topic: ‘The political economy of rural transformation: Understanding the emergence and differentiation of farm household-enterprises in Khorezm, Uzbekistan’

Publications

Hofman, I. and P. Ho (2012). China’s ‘Developmental Outsourcing’: A critical examination of Chinese global ‘land grabs’ discourse. Journal of Peasant Studies Vol. 39(1), 1-48.

Hofman, I. and P. Ho (2011). Rethinking China's 'land grabs': Chinese land investments in Central Asia. IIAS Newsletter No. 58, 21. International Institute for Asian Studies, available from http://www.iias.nl/sites/default/files/IIAS_NL58_21.pdf

Hofman, I. 2010. Revealing the ‘Hjertet er det mentale postkort’. In: Derkzen, P. and S. Coenders (eds.). AnyQuestions? The Mandø Dialogues. Groningen: WaddenArt Foundation.

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