Dr Andrew Brooks

Dr Andrew Brooks, King's College London

Lecturer in Development Geography

Department of Geography

King's College London

Strand, London


Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2571


Twitter: @DrABrooks


Dr Andrew Brooks has been a Lecturer in Development Geography since 2011. His teaching and research examines connections between spaces of production and places of consumption. He has researched the clothing sector through case studies which link the global North and South, as well as the geographies of political and econoic change, Fieldwork has taken him to India, Papua New Guinea, and across Africa. Research in Africa has included extensive investigations of markets and politics in Malawi and Mozambique as well as Chinese investment in Zambia. 

Previously, Andrew had been an undergraduate at King's and received a First Class BA degree as well as the Departmental Prize in Geography. He later worked for VSO for two years (2005-2006) as a social researcher in Papua New Guinea and on programme development in the UK. In 2007 he was awarded an ESRC 1+3  fully funded MSc and PhD studentship at the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Andrew's first book Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes was published by Zed Books in 2015 and has been wdiely publicised including features on the BBC WebsiteBBC Radio 4 (Thinking Allowed), the Guardian and the Globe and Mail.

He is preparing a second book The End of Development which is under contract to be published by Zed Books in 2017.

Andrew is an Editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies.