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Romain Chenet

Romain Chenet

Contact details

Email: Romain dot Chenet at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel.: +44 (0) 24765 24970
Room: R3.29 (Ramphal Building)

Office hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:00 & Thursday 10:00-11:00 on Teams. Please email to book an appointment.

Teaching Fellow


I joined the Global Sustainable Development team as a Teaching Fellow in February 2021, having also taught part-time in the department from 2018 to 2020. I hold an MA in Social Research, MA in International Politics, BA in Politics and Sociology, and am finalising my doctoral research on the transformative capacity of post-2015 development policies. Briefly, my research spans development, sociology, and politics in exploring supranational governance with Foucauldian poststructural methods.

I was previously based in London, working in resource mobilisation and corporate engagement for international NGOs including UNICEF and the Red Cross to fund multi-year development projects as well as humanitarian emergencies. Before settling in the UK, I lived in Asia (Nepal, India, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia), fostering my lifelong interest in development theory and practice. I am a keen writer and my interests include French/Thai cuisine, gardening, Buddhist philosophy, and spending time with my cats.


GD106: Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development (Convenor).

GD302: Surviving the Apocalypse (Convenor).

Guest lecturing and seminar support on GD204, GD205, and GD317.

    Research interests

    The post-2015 ‘sustainable development’ era; Intersections of economic, social, and environmental development policy (poverty, inequality, sustainability); Poststructural discourse analysis; Gender and development; Climate change and sustainability governance; Economic development governance; NGOs, activism, and civil society; Critical approaches (post-development, feminist, development alternatives, degrowth); Epistemological issues in development; The history, politics, and sociology of development as a global project (1940s-present).

    Conference papers

    Development Studies Association 2020 Conference, University of Birmingham
    Title: ‘Firmly in Britain's own national interest': DFID's development. Panel: Public Opinion & Foreign Aid.

    International Development 2019 Conference, IDS, University of Sussex
    Title: Bilateral aid donors and discontents. Panel: Problematising Aid & Partnerships in Development.

    Centre for the Study of Women and Gender 2018 Symposium, University of Warwick
    Panel Discussant: Feminism in/against Neoliberalism in International Development & Social Movements.


    Chenet, R. (2020). Pursuing post-structuralism without linguistics. The Sociological Review Online.