Benjamin Selwyn is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and International Development, and the Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex, UK. He conducted field work in North East Brazil throughout the 2000’s. He works at the intersection of International Political Economy, Economic Geography and International Development. His publications include Workers, State and Development in Brazil (Manchester University Press: 2012), The Global Development Crisis (Polity: 2014), and 21st Century International Political Economy: A Class-Relational Perspective (European Journal of International Relations, 2015). His research focuses on global development and in particular on the seeming paradox of global capitalism’s simultaneous generation of mass wealth and widespread poverty.