Mark Vicol is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney.

Mark’s research focuses on the intersections between rural livelihoods and agrarian change in South and Southeast Asia. As a geographer, Mark places emphasis on integrative approaches to understanding patterns of change at the intersections of micro-scale rural livelihoods and macro-scale economic and social structures.

Mark’s research interests include the changing relationships between land, agriculture and rural livelihoods; the livelihood implications for rural households of the spread of modern agricultural global value chains, and the role of agricultural value chains in rural development; the relationship between changing livelihood patterns and food security/food sovereignty, and broader political economy questions about land and the future of small farmers and agriculture in the region.