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Dr. Russell Rhoads

RhoadsDr. Russell Rhoads (Grand Valley State University) (Ph.D. Kentucky 1994; MA Oregon 1984) is a cultural and applied anthropologist with specialties in agricultural anthropology, globalization and development, migration and resettlement, and anthropological methods. He conducted fieldwork in Mexico, Venezuela, Sierra Leone and Uganda on the intersection between local livelihood and national institutions and policy. Recent research focuses on resettlement and land acquisition in Uganda, refugee cultural adjustment in the U.S., and food security and farmers markets, Dr. Rhoads was a Fulbright Scholar on sabbatical leave in Uganda (2014-2015), partnering with a research and policy institute (ACODE) and with Makerere University in Kampala. He currently serves as a Research Associate at ACODE.
Email: russ.rhoads@acode-u.org

Publications

Bainomugisha, A., Muyomba-Tamale, L., Muhwezi, W., W., Cunningham, K., Ssemakula, E., G., Bogere, G., Rhoads, R. and Mbabazi, J. Local Government Councils Scorecard Assessment 2014/2015: Unlocking Potentials And Amplifying Voices, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series No. 70, 2015.

Rhoads, R., T. Muhumuza, W. Nabiddo, H. Kiragga, F. Ssango, S. Nampewo, & Z. Muzira. (2015). Assessing Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda’s Agricultural Sector: Application of an Innovative Framework. Kampala. ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 68, Pp. 68.

Amumpiire, A. & R. Rhoads. (2015). Strengthening the Role of Local Leaders and Actors in Advocating for Better Forestry Governance and Improved Livelihoods: A Synthesis Report of the Proceedings of the Regional Forestry Governance Forum. Kampala. ACODE Policy Dialogue Report Series, No.20, Pp. 19.

Bainomugisha, A., Muyomba-Tamale, L., Muhwezi, W.W., Cunningham, K., Ssemakula, E. G., Bogere, G., Rhoads, R., Local Government Councils Score-Card Assessment Report 2013/14: A combination of Gains, rebversals and Reforms, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series No.64, 2014.