Bikrum Singh Gill

Mauro J. Caraccioli

Bikrum Singh Gill

Assistant Professor


517 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061



Department Membership

Political Science


  • Global Political Economy
  • Political Ecology
  • Decolonial Theory
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Colonialism/Imperialism


  • PhD, York University
  • MA, York University
  • B.A., University of Victoria

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors:

    Honorable Mention, 2016 Ashby Prize for most innovative paper in the journal Environment and Planning 'A'

    York University Dissertation Award Nomination (2016-2017)

    Selected Publications:

    Edited Books

    Gill, Bikrum. ‘A Decolonial World-Ecological Analysis of the Land Grab: Gambella, the River, and the fall of Karuturi’ In Recentering Africa in International Relations: Beyond Lack, Peripherality, and Failure, edited by Zubairu Wai and Marta Iñiguez de Heredia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.


    Gill, Bikrum. ‘Can the river speak? Epistemological confrontation in the rise and fall of the land grab in Gambella, Ethiopia,’Environment and Planning A, 48(4), 2016: 699–717 

    Sponsored Research

    Co-investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant (2019-2022)

    Project title: Four Stories about Food Sovereignty