Andrew Cartwright has a background in law. He attended the University of Warwick in the UK. Andrew’s doctoral research investigated attempts to undo collectivization in Romania, using historical and ethnographic analysis to describe the land restitution process. Since then, his research has focused on the various transitions of the rural areas in post-socialist countries, including the formation of land markets, the sustainability of public services and the implications of demographic change for inequality, for example, shrinking settlements and farmland abandonment. The research examines the consequences of political marginalization and urban bias as well as the peculiar ways in which rural areas experience globalization, such as the rise of circular migration and the ongoing dilemma of inherited property.