• 13 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Research Interests

Jasber has several years of experience designing, delivering and evaluating participatory action research projects on social and environmental justice at the local, national and international level.  

Before joining academia, Jasber worked as a youth worker, community-based researcher and advocate with environmental and social justice NGOs. In his recent NGO work, he has used civil, legal, and restorative justice approaches to provide solidarity and support to people who experienced racist harassment and violence. He has also initiated actions against far-right activities, developed participatory action research with Black Minority and Ethnic communities, co-founded a refugee youth group, and challenged the hostile environment that migrants face by working in a team to establish a migrant rights advice project. 

In south India, working with two NGOs, he documented how racism undermined food, gender and land rights. He advocated for change at the local level and with policy makers working with the supreme court of India.   

He is currently a trustee for two organisations; Race on the Agenda, a national NGO which tackles racism and promotes equality; and an NGO focused on developing a participatory action research residential centre for young refugees and migrants. 

Research Interest 

Creative participatory action research approaches, such as participatory theatre and photography; environmental justice; decoloniality; anti-racism; youth participation; migrant and refugee rights; the politics of difference; food sovereignty; social movements; right to foods; agrarian distress and pedagogy  


Working in ways that create collaboration and partnerships with community groups, civil society organisations, and social movements, to challenge oppression and environmental degradation. To do so, I am keen to establish participatory action research processes that are humanising, values lived experiences and the ways of being. I am also interested in how lived experiences of oppression, in particular racism/casteism links to structures, policies and practices, and the responses to these from the ground-up.

In teaching, I am enthused by the idea of student participation and developing ways in which their experience and voice shapes the learning space. I am also inspired by the idea to decolonise the curriculum and to create spaces in universities that embrace the politics of difference.

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 13 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Editorial

Food Sovereignty, Food Security and the Right to Food

Claeys, P., Desmarais, A. A. & Singh, J., 2019, (Submitted) Edward Elgar Handbook on Critical Agrarian Studies (CAS). Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

political movement
rural development
1 Citation (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Watered Down? Civil Society Organizations and Hydropower Development in the Darjeeling and Sikkim regions, Eastern Himalaya: A comparative study

Joshi, D., Platteeuw, J., Singh, J. & Teoh, J., 2019, In : Climate Policy . 19, sup1, p. S63-S77 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
civil society
climate policy

Reflection on participatory action research process on biofuel challenges

Singh, J., 2017, Everyday Experts: How People's Knowledge Can Transform The Food System . T. P. K. C. (ed.). Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, p. 15-22 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

land rights
food crops
food production
indigenous knowledge
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
carbon dioxide

Cultivating a anti-racist postion in a post-race society

Singh, J., 2016, People's knowledge and Participatory Action Research Escaping the White Wall Labyrinth . P. K. C. (ed.). Practical Action Publishing, p. 45-52

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

action research
social change

Activities 2011 2018

  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

People's Food Monitoring

Jasber Singh (Speaker)
18 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Connecting Communities

Jasber Singh (Speaker)
30 Nov 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference