Dr Andrew Fischer has been appointed as an affiliate of the Global Research Progmamme on Inequality (GRIP)
He was appointed on the basis of his work on poverty, awarded the International Studies in Poverty Prize by the predecessor programme, CROP, and discussions with the current executive director, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, during his book launch in 2019, particularly around his current work on inequality and the imperative for redistribution in development at global, national and local scales.
Dr Fischer plans to contribute to GRIP’s work by pursuing his research on the importance of looking at the middle of the income distribution (not middle classes, as many of these people are working class, insecure, vulnerable and effectively poor by more reasonable poverty measures), as previously explored through his work on social exclusion in minority areas of western China.
About the Global Research Programme on Inequality
The Global Research Programme on Inequality is a radically interdisciplinary research programme that views inequality as both a fundamental challenge to human well-being and as an impediment to achieving the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda.
GRIP was established in 2019 as a collaboration between the University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) to foster co-designed processes of knowledge creation to understand the multiple dimensions of rising inequalities