Matt Kandel is a British Academy Newton International Fellow in the Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London. Kandel's research focuses on land tenure, agrarian change, post-conflict transition, and state formation in Uganda. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Teso region of eastern Uganda since 2012. Kandel is currently researching how local state and non-state actors—including traditional leaders and members of civil society—engage in state building, and how their successes or failures revolve around the politics of land. His most recent publication, ‘Struggling over land in post-conflict Uganda’, was published in 2016 in African Affairs. He holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Interests: Agrarian Reform, Land tenure, Land and Gender; Land Registration and Conflict Reduction