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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics, University of the West of England

Keston is incoming Assistant Professor in Africana Studies at Williams College effective July 1, 2021. He has held appointments as aLecturer in Economics at the University of the West of England and as a postdoctoral scholar at the Climate Policy Lab, Fletcher School, Tufts University. He earned his PhD in Development Studies at SOAS University of London. From 2015 to 2016, he served as an external adviser to the United Nations Development Programme. His research is broadly in Afro-Caribbean economic thought and the political economy of development focusing on climate justice, industrial policy in resource wealthy countries, and global finance in the Caribbean and other marginalized countries. His research appears in the Journal of Developing Societies, Cambridge Journal of Economics, and Energy Research and Social Science, among others.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, International Development, SOAS, University of London
  • 2018–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy