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