Daniel Lumonya is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University. He has an M.S. in Development Sociology from Cornell University and an M.A. in Social Sector Planning and Management from Makerere University, Uganda. His dissertation, on agrarian transitions in Buyengo, Eastern Uganda, is based on research that examines the transformation of communal labor practices and the consequent reshaping of farming systems. Broadly, his research focuses on rural farming systems and agrarian transitions, globalization, and state civil society relations.