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Moges Belay Bantie is currently a PhD Researcher at International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is member of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant awarded project "Commodity & Land Rushes and Regimes: Reshaping Five Spheres of Global Social Life (RRUSHES-5)" led by Professor Jun Borras. As part of this project, Moges is working on the contemporary global commodity/land rushes and how these (re)shape the politics of food, labour and migration, climate, state-society relations and geopolitics in Ethiopia.
His areas of research interest and work are focused on rural livelihoods, resource grabbing, climate change, labour and migration, food security, vulnerable groups and social protection, and rural development, in general, in Ethiopia. He has coordinated large research work together with several international development organizations as well as international scholars. He has also worked as associate consultant in various research and development consulting firms in Ethiopia.
He obtained his BA degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology (in 2005) and MA degree in Sociology (in 2009) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He worked as lecturer in Mekelle University from 2005-2015. Since 2015, he has been working as lecturer in Addis Ababa University (currently in study leave). Courses he taught include Rural Sociology, Rural Development, Environmental Sociology, Development Sociology, Methods in Social Research, Social Policy and Planning, and Project Design and Management.