Member Profile

Briefing Background

I am a New Zealander with a background as a non-profit program manager and researcher. I have worked with NGOs in Japan, Cambodia, and New Zealand, and I am currently completing a PhD in Development Sociology at Cornell University.


2010-Current PhD Candidate, Development Sociology, Cornell University, USA\r\n2008 MPhil Development Studies (Cum Laude), Massey University, New Zealand\r\n2002 BA English and Japanese/ BCA Marketing, Victoria University, New Zealand

Current Employment

PhD Candidate, Cornell University, New York, USA


Books\r\n2008. Beban, Alice and Jonquil Brooks. Guide to international development terms and acronyms: Pacific focus. Wellington: Development Resource Centre.\r\n \r\nRefereed Journal Articles \r\nForthcoming. Gorman, Timothy and Alice Beban. “Of Migrants and Middlemen: Cultivating Access and Challenging Exclusion along the Vietnam-Cambodia Border” Asia Pacific Viewpoint.\r\n\r\n2016. Work, Courtney and Alice Beban. “Mapping the Srok: An unfinished story of land title at the property margins of Cambodia,” Sojourn: Journal of Social issues in Southeast Asia, 30(3).\r\n\r\n2014. Beban, Alice and Courtney Work. “The Spirits are Crying: Dispossessing land and possessing bodies in rural Cambodia” Antipode, 46(3): 593-610. \r\n\r\n2014. Beban, Alice. Is organic agriculture a viable development strategy in contexts of rapid agrarian transition? Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development, 3(5): 131-147.\r\n\r\nPeer-reviewed Book Chapters\r\n\r\n2012. Beban, Alice. “Well-being in rural Cambodia,” pp. 149-167 in Happiness across Cultures, edited by Helaine Selin. Netherlands: Springer.\r\n\r\n2009. Beban, Alice. “Reclaiming human rights: The right to food and the role of organic agriculture,” pp. 31-42 in Human Rights and Creative Leadership. Tokyo: Tokyo Foundation, Chapter 4. \r\n\r\nPeer Reviewed Working Papers\r\n\r\n2015. Beban, Alice. Time to Sow the Seeds of Land Reform in Cambodia. East Asia Forum, March 2015. Australian National University. \r\n\r\n2015. Beban, Alice and Sovachana Pou. Human Security and Land Rights in Cambodia. Phnom Penh: Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace/ UK Embassy in Cambodia. \r\n\r\n2015. Pou, Sovachana and Alice Beban. Human Security in Cambodia: Far From Over. JICA-RI Working Paper, 95. Tokyo: JICA.\r\n\r\n2014. Beban, Alice. How the leopard got its spots: Gender dimensions of land reform in Cambodia. Voices from the SYLFF Community, 2014. Tokyo Foundation, Japan. \r\n\r\n2007-2010. Beban, Alice and Elena Wrelton. (eds.) Just Change. Wellington: Development Resource Centre. \r\n\r\n2009. Beban, Alice. Organic agriculture and farmer wellbeing: A case study of Cambodian small-scale farmers. Massey Working Paper Series, 2009/2.\r\n\r\n2008. Beban, Alice. “‘The Silent P’: Gender and representation in Pacific multilateral relationships” Wellington: Development Resource Center.

Research interest

Political ecology; political economy and geography of international development and agrarian change; Cambodian social and political change; feminist theory; social mobilization; critical property theory; land reform.

Contact Information

Full name::Alice Beban
Address:2004 Hasbrouck Apartments
Registered:Thursday 28 January 2016