James Drew

James Drew is a PhD candidate who straddles the Geography and Anthropology departments in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. He has recently returned from 20 months of fieldwork, carried out with a Samburu community in northern Kenya.  At the heart of his research is a desire to understand how different Samburu pastoralists perceive and understand, what may be called, their ‘geomorphological’ and ‘ecological’ worlds.  His research attempts to embed such understandings of people’s lives within the context of local and national politics, past and current relations with neighbouring communities, and the largest wind-farm in Africa which is currently under construction on land claimed and (in)frequently grazed by members of various communities.