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Associate Professor in Human Geography, University of Reading

Thomas Grisaffi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Reading (UK) and visiting Professor at the University of St Gallen (Switzerland). Trained as an anthropologist, Thomas works on topics including coca and cocaine production and its global commodity chain, alternative development in drug crop producing zones and democracy. He is the author of ‘Coca Yes, Cocaine No’ (Duke University Press, 2019), and co-editor of 'Cocaine: From coca fields to the streets' (Duke University Press, 2021).


  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Reading


  • 2009 
    The University of Manchester, PhD Social Anthropology