Dr Eric Hoddy

University of Sheffield, Civil Society, Development and Democracy Pathway / Security, Conflict and Justice Pathway

Eric is an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield. He has a background in development and human rights, with an emphasis on small-scale fishing and farming, rural poverty and social change. Eric completed his PhD at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, in 2018 on a study into the needs and priorities of sharecropping farmers in post-authoritarian Tunisia. Prior to this, he held a position at the Natural Resources Management discipline of the WorldFish research centre (Malaysia) and consulted for the CGIAR’s research programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Through his fellowship at Sheffield, Eric seeks to consolidate his PhD research by contributing to and developing a research and practice agenda for ‘transformative justice,’ which is concerned to address structural and systemic violence in societies transitioning away from conflict or repression. In particular, he seeks to demonstrate and establish how knowledge production activities might interface with and support a new transformative practice.