Emily Anne Marsay

Political Science and International Studies

PhD Researcher in Political Science and International Studies
School of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: The Quintuple Crisis? Addressing the missing crisis of care in the Alternative Development Strategies for a post-2015 era.

My research will evaluate the impact of different international development projects which aim to empower women and girls. I will focus on the role of unpaid care work in the achievement of development outcomes, and on the consequences that empowerment projects may have for the provision of care. I will conduct a comparative ethnography that aims to reflect the knowledge and the systems of meaning in the lives of a community in Eastern Kenya. I hope to construct a colourful picture of the myriad factors that contribute to women’s self-perceived empowerment and autonomy, including social interaction, structural constraints, culture and relationships.


Research supervisors: Dr Duncan Russel, Dr Sarah Cooper

Professional memberships/Positions held:

University of Exeter Gender Research Network

Email: em390@exeter.ac.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-marsay-3657a395/

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