Dr Zannie Langford

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science


Zannie Langford is a social scientist and economist with an interest in land, food and rural livelihoods in Indonesia, Northern Australia, and the Pacific. She is a Research Fellow in rural development at the University of Queensland, researching changing dynamics of rural agriculture in Indonesia with the Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research. Her PhD research explored the role of private finance in agricultural development in remote Northern Australia, exploring how farmers, Indigenous organisations, government and private-sector intermediaries negotiate financial investments for agricultural development. She has previously worked on both applied and academic projects exploring land, livelihoods and rural development in Vanuatu and Indonesia, as well as in chemical engineering.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Economics-Economic Development, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Langford, Alexandra, Brekelmans, Alana and Lawrence, Geoffrey (2021). 'I want to sleep at night as well': guilt and care in the making of agricultural credit markets. Markets in their place: context, culture, finance. (pp. 122-140) edited by Russell Prince, Matthew Henry, Carolyn Morris, Aisling Gallagher and Stephen FitzHerbert. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429296260-7

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