Department of Management, Society and Communication
- CBS Sustainability
- Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
I am a social anthropologist focusing broadly on the political and economic, in particular in eastern Africa where I have been conducting research since 2009. My research has explored the sociality of markets and money; land and property; migration; and the temporal politics of development and planning. My current postdoctoral research focuses on tea production in Kenya as part of the SUSTEIN project, which examines how certified sustainability standards shape global supply chains. Here, I examine how ideologies and practices of sustainability enacted through standards play out in sites of tea production, in particular plantations and their associated factories and outgrower farms. I hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Anthropology from the University of Manchester and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London), and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Copenhagen.
- Political and economic anthropology
- Politics of development
- Time / temporality
I am interested in supervising Master’s and PhD students working on the politics of development, sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, CSR / corporate ethics.
Elliott, H. (2014) 'Somali displacements and shifting markets: Camel milk in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate'. In Amanda Hammar (ed.) Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity. Uppsala: Zed Books, pp. 127-144.
Elliott, H. (2016) 'Planning, property and plots at the gateway to Kenya’s "new frontier"'. Journal of Eastern African Studies, 10 (3), December 2016, pp. 511-529.
Carrier, N. and H. Elliott (2018) 'Entrust we must: The role of 'trust' in Somali economic life'. DIIS Working Paper 2018: 2
In: Mobile Urbanity: Somali Presence in Urban East Africa. . ed. /Neil Carrier; Tabea Scharrer. New York : Berghahn Books 2019, p. 97-117 (Integration and Conflict Studies, Vol. 20)
København : Teologisk Fakultet. Københavns Universitet 2018, 256 p.
København : Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS 2018, 26 p. (DIIS Working Paper, No. 2018: 2)
In: The Corridor: How the East African Corridor Spanning the Indian Ocean from Somalia to South Africa is being Radically Reshaped. . ed. /Tau Tavengwa; Leonie Newhouse. Göttingen : Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung 2017, p. 28-29
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2016, p. 511-529
Nairobi : FSD Kenya 2014, 15 p. (FSD Insights, No. 8)
In: Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity. . ed. /Amanda Hammar. London : Zed Books 2014, p. 127-144
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2012, p. 383-404
Nairobi : FSD Kenya 2012, 46 p.
Firenze : European University Institute 2012, 38 p.