• David Ferring
  • Research Interests: political ecology, environmental governance, social theory, mixed methods, land-use change, health geography
  • Advisor: Heidi Hausermann
  • Degree: Ph.D.


  • Hausermann, Heidi, Ferring, David, et al. 2018. Land-grabbing, land-use transformation and social differentiation: Deconstructing “small-scale” in Ghana’s recent gold rush. World Development 108: 103-114.
  • Hausermann, Heidi and David Ferring. 2018. Unpacking Land-Grabbing: Subjects, Performances, and the State in Ghana’s ‘Small-Scale’ Gold Mining Sector. Development & Changehttps://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12402.
  • Tschakert, P., Ricciardi, V., Smithwick, E., Machado, M., Ferring, D.,Hausermann, H. and L. Bug. 2016. Situated Knowledge of Pathogenic Landscapes in Ghana: Understanding the Emergence of Buruli ulcer through Qualitative Analysis. Social Science and Medicine 150: 160-171.
  • Ferring, David, Heidi Hausermann and Emmanuel Effah. 2016. Site Specific: Heterogeneity of Small-Scale Gold Mining. The Extractive Industries and Society 3(1): 171–184.