George Curry is a Professor of geography at the Department of Social Sciences and Asian Languages at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He completed his Ph.D. degree in geography at the University of New England in 1992. From 2001 to 2009, he was Coeditor of the Journal Geographical Research: Journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers. Curry's teaching and research interests are in the areas of development Studies, migration, rural geography, and research methods. Most of his research has been in rural Papua New Guinea, examining sociocultural and economic change associated with the transition to a market economy. Much of his research is at the household or village level often involving extended periods of fieldwork. He uses a sustainable livelihoods approach to investigate how export cash cropping and labor migration are accommodated within quasisubsistence economies, where indigenous relations of production and exchange and communal land tenure are still extant. Currently, he has research projects in smallholder cocoa, coffee, oil palm, and subsistence food production.
Biography Updated on 3 November 2010