Sabina Lawreniuk

Sabina Lawreniuk


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Biographical details

Sabina has an international and interdisciplinary background: having read for an undergraduate degree in Politics at Durham, she joined the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia in 2008 to pursue a Masters in Development Studies.  At the RUPP, she also spend two years as a research assistant contributing to IDRC-funded project on Migration, Rural Poverty and Natural Resource Management, themes that inform her PhD work. 

Here at King’s, Sabina is a member of the Environment, Politics and Development Research Group and contributes to teaching in both the Geography and Political Economy Departments.

Research interests (short)

Migration as Distinction? Rural-Urban Migration, Consumption and Class in Contemporary Cambodia

Member of the Environment, Politics and Development research group.


Research interests

Sabina’s research examines the shifting bases of production and consumption in the global South. Drawing on multivariate statistical analysis in conjunction with detailed ethnographic research, her PhD work explores the interrelated roles of changing patterns of labour migration and everyday consumption practices in the reproduction and transformation of class structures in contemporary Cambodia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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