The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel is an anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2011 and has taught there and at the London School of Economics, and Goldsmiths, University of London, where he convenes the MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics. He writes on global development and political economy, contributing regularly to the Guardian, Jacobin, Al Jazeera, and other popular outlets. His work has been funded by Fulbright, the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation, and the Leverhulme Trust. As of 2019, he serves on the U.K. Labour Party task force on international development.

His book The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions is published by Penguin Random House.

Talks and Screenings

Film screening: Disaster Capitalism + Q&A

This years OXFAM scandal brought to light some serious questions for the international development community. At a time when aid agencies and charities are prone to seemingly widespread sexual abuse and impropriety, best-selling author and journalist Antony Loewenstein’s latest film Disaster Capitalism investigates whether the industry is exploiting development and aid funds to profiteer from growing inequality and poverty.