Dr Nicolette Larder
Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Phone: +61 2 6773 5783
PhD (UQ), BUrbanEnvPlan (Hons - University Medal) (Griffith Uni)
- Institute of Autralian Geographers
- Australia and New Zealand Agri-food Research Network
- Community Economies Research Network
- Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network
- GEPL 111 Earth in crisis
- GEPL 112 Where in the world? Australia’s human geography
- GEPL 301 Economic change and urban development
- GEPL 338 Understanding research
- AGFD200 Barley to beer: Food security
Dr Larder’s research agenda revolves around the social dynamics of the global agri-food system and the myriad ways people engage with and make sense of the act of food production. Within this broad scope work to date has engaged food producers from varying backgrounds across urban and rural settings and always with the intention of unraveling how food production fits within and contributes to broader social and environmental crises such as land and water scarcity, food insecurity and social inequality. She draws from a wide range of theoretical influences to explore diverse productive environments and producers including political economy, community economies, social movement studies, gender studies and most recently financialisation. Dr Larder has conducted research in Australia and internationally in Mali, Senegal, the UK, and Germany and she is trained in qualitative research approaches including extended fieldwork and cross-cultural research. Current research projects explore the changing nature and character of agriculture in Australia as practiced by investment banks, sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms, with a particular focus on the motivations and changing labour relations associated with financialisation. Future research plans include exploration of the financial literacy of food producers, a comparative study of food sovereignty movements in Australia and North Africa and an evaluation of urban food-banks in Australia.
Larder, N., (forthcoming 2016). Planning for food security, in N. Sipe and K. Vella (eds.), Australian Handbook of Urban and Regional Planning, London and New York: Routledge.
Larder, N., (forthcoming 2016). Alternative peasant trajectories through gendered food practices in the Office du Niger, in M. Wilson (ed.), Alternative Food Networks in the Postcolonial World, London and New York: Routledge.
Larder, N., Sippel, S.R. and Lawrence, G. (2015) Finance Capital, Food Security Narratives and Australian Agricultural Land, Journal of Agrarian Change, 15(4), 592-603.
Larder, N. (2015) Space for plurality? Examining the Malibya Land Grab, Journal of Peasant Studies, 42(3-4), 839-858.
Lawrence, G., Sippel, S.R., Larder, N. and DesFours, L., (2014). ‘Will the “financialisation” of food and farming provide the basis for a prosperous future for rural Asia?, in The 5th International Conference of the Asian Rural Sociology Association: From Challenges to Prosperous Futures in Rural Asia Proceedings, Vientiane, Lao, 2-5 September 2014.
Larder, N., Lyons, K. and Woolcock, G., (2014). ‘Enacting food sovereignty: Values and meanings in the act of domestic food production in urban Australia’, Local Environment, 19(1), 56-76.
Pereira, C.A.N., Larder, N. and Somerset, S., (2010). ‘Food acquisition habits in a group of African refugees recently settled in Australia’, Health and Place, 16(5), 934-941 (IF 3.392).
Lawrence, G., Sippel, S.R. and Larder, N., (2015). The financialisation of farming in Australasia: Land Grabbing or Rural Modernisation? Paper presented at the XXII Australasian Agrifood Research Network Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, 6-9 December 2015.
Sippel, S.R. and Larder, N., (2015). More of the same or different? Perceptions of financialization from below, paper presented at the XXVI Congress of the European Society of Rural Sociology, Aberdeen, 18-21 August 2015.
Lawrence, G., Kim, C-K, Larder, N. and Sippel, S.R., (2015). Neoliberalism’s role in promoting the financialization of agri-food industries: Evidence from Australia, paper presented at the XXVI Congress of the European Society of Rural Sociology, Aberdeen, 18-21 August 2015.
Larder, N., Sippel, S.R. and Lawrence, G., (2015). Negotiating shifting land control: Individuals’ experiences and perceptions of finance actors as land owners in rural NSW, Australia, paper presented at Australian and New Zealand Agri-food Research Network Conference, Sydney University, Sydney, 24-26 November 2014.
Lawrence, G., Sippel, S.R, Larder, N. and DesFour, L., (2014). Will the “financialisation” of food and farming provide a basis for a prosperous future for rural Asia?, paper presented at the 5th International Conference of the Asia Rural Sociological Association, Vientiane, Laos, 2-5 September 2014.
Sippel, S.R, Larder, N. and Lawrence, G., (2014). The financialisation of food and farming in Australia, paper presented at XVIII ISA World Congress Research Committee 40 Sociology of Agriculture and Food, Yokohama, Japan, 13-19 July 2014.
Larder, N., (2014). Possibilities for alternative peasant trajectories: Rethinking the effect of land grabbing, paper presented at Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, 29 June-2 June 2014.
Larder, N., (2012). Assessing the usefulness of the land grabbing frame through an examination of the framing process, paper presented at Australian Sociological Association Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 26-29 November 2012.
Larder, N., (2012). Theorising land grabbing as a frame constructed by the anti-land grabbing movement, paper presented at A Field in Search of Itself? “Land Grabbing”: The Nexus Between NGO Policy and (Re)Production in the Media Workshop, Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany, 16 July 2012.
Larder, N., Sippel, S.R. and Lawrence, G., (2012). Situating financialisation within changing land control: new forms of farm ownership in NSW, paper presented at Australian Sociological Association Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 26-29 November 2012.
Larder, N., (2010).Backyard food production in Brisbane, Australia: Food sovereignty in action, paper presented at New Zealand Geographical Society (with the Institute of Australian Geographers) Conference, Christchurch, 5-8 July 2010.
Larder, N., (2010). Financialisation and food in Mali, paper presented at Australian and New Zealand Agri-food Research Network Conference, Monash University, Gippsland, 29 November-1 December 2010.
Lyons, K., Smith, K. and Larder, N., (2010). African food futures: Food security and food sovereignty, paper presented at African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific Conference, Victoria University, Melbourne, 2-4 December 2010.
Grants and Awards
2012, University of Queensland School of Social Science Madeline Taylor Scholarship to support international fieldwork, $1000
2012, University of Queensland Graduate School International Travel Award, $4,602
2011, University of Queensland Global Change Institute grant, Dr Kristen Lyons, Ms Kiah Smith, Ms Nicolette Larder, ‘Understanding Australia’s contribution to food security in the global South’, $10,000