Teaching Interests

I jointly direct the MA in Gender Analysis and International Development and MA in International Social Development with Steve Russell. I teach on two of the core modules for MAGAID, namely, Gender Concepts of Development and Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Change (RLAC), in the autumn semester. While RLAC aims to provide an overview of rural livelihoods and approaches to their analysis, alongside a critical assessment of gender relations and poverty for livelihood-building at the micro-level, GCD seeks to provide students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of gender and development. It also establishes the linkages between gender and key debates within development studies such as poverty, violence, religion and the role of men in development.

Both these modules have consistently been highly rated by students as they seek to facilitate the understanding of key concepts and their application to practical contexts through the use of a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops, practical exercises and simulation games.

At the undergraduate level, I have been involved in teaching an optional unit on Gender in Development. I have supervised over 75 Masters and Undergraduate dissertations over the past years.

Research Supervision

  1. Rocio Hiraldo Lopez-Alonso: Green capitalist economies through a focus on labour: enclosures, exploitation and class conflict in Senegal
  2. Mirna Guha: 'Looking through her eyes': Responses and experiences of post-trafficking interventions by 'victims' of cross border-trafficking between India and Bangladesh
  3. Betty Mntambo: Intra-household negotiations in urban agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania
  4. Nkechi Nwankwo: Pathways to women's economic empowerment in Oke Arin market, Lagos
  5. Sugandha Nagpal: Mobility and migration in rural Punjab
  6. Mamata Pradhan: Can incentive-based delivery approaches improve food and nutrition security outcomes in India?
  7. Dafni Skalidou: Certification and cocoa farmers in Ghana
  8. Anna Arial: Land rights discourse and practices in Madagascar

Recently completed:


  • Fusheng Jia: Continuing education and the aspirations of mighrant workers in China (2017)
  • Mona Daoud: Missing links: Gender and climate change in Egypt (2016)
  • Graeme Tolley: 'Love', work and reputation: Opportunities and constraints for men in a village in central Gujarat (2016)
  • Olabamidele Ogunleye: Understanding intra-household gender relations: A case study from Nigeria (2015)
  • Frances Hay: Indebtedness, illegality and incapacity: Everyday experiences of poverty and barriers to mobility for a migrant community in Delhi, India
  • Paramita Muljono‘Gender Dynamics in Indonesian Bureaucracy’
  • Minh Nguyen'Servants of the Socialist Economy'
  • Emmanuel Nyamkeye; 'Gender and water vending in Northern Ghana'
  • Patrik Oskarsson‘Rights and Resources - Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples' Rights in the case of the Samatha Judgement in Tribal Eastern India’
  • Monika Nielsen; ‘Exploring gender violence in schools in Mozambique’
  • Maria Farah Quijano‘Rural Livelihoods and Gender’
  • Gandhi Gonzalez-Guerrero; ‘Community Organisation for Tourism: A Mexican Case’
  • Joe Hill‘Water Rights and Water Governance in Chotanagpur, Jharkhand’
  • Dolf te Lintelo‘Food Safety Policy in India’
  •  Vusilizwe Thebe; ‘The Re-peasantisation of Rural Livelihoods: An Assessment of the Impact of Zimbabwe's Models of Resettlement on Rural Livelihoods, Rural Development and Economic Development’
  • Marwan Mubarak; ‘Forced Migration, Poverty and the Informal Economy in Sudan’
  •  Anja Kovacs; ‘A Saffron Sisterhood? Agency, Activism and Empowerment of Women in the Hindu Nationalist Movement’


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