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Romain Chenet

Romain Chenet

Contact details

Email: Romain dot Chenet at warwick dot ac dot uk
Room: R3.16 (Ramphal Building)
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Term 1 office hours (book via link below)

Monday: 12-1pm in R3.16, in-person.
Tuesday: 10-11am, online via MS Teams.

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Senior Teaching Fellow

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Adjustments & Disability Officer (all GSD students, UG & PG)
  • Director of Admissions


Background

I first joined the team in 2018, and my role is split between teaching and administrative management. I hold an MA in Social Research, MA in International Politics, BA in Politics and Sociology, and am completing doctoral research on the transformative capacity of post-2015 development policies. Briefly, this project spans development, sociology, and politics in exploring supranational governance through poststructural analysis of discourse with a feminist intentionality.

I was previously based in London, working in corporate relations and high-value fundraising management roles for INGOs including UNICEF and the Red Cross to build and fund long-term development projects, and to respond to humanitarian emergencies with implementation partners such as the Disasters Emergency Committee. Before settling in the UK, I lived mostly in Asia (Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia), fostering my interest in global development. My other interests include cooking, gardening, gaming, Buddhist philosophy, and spending time with my cats.


2022-2023 Modules

Undergraduate:
Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development (Convening Lecturer)

Surviving the Apocalypse (Convening Lecturer)

Gender and the Sustainable Development Agenda (Convening Lecturer)

Postgraduate:
Leading Transformation in the Anthropocene (Convening Lecturer)

Popular Movements and Sustainable Change (Convening Lecturer)


    Teaching and research interests

    The evolution of ‘sustainable development’; Discursive intersections, silences, and exclusions in development policy and practice; Poststructural discourse analysis (via Foucault); Gender and development; Supranational governance; NGOs and civil society; Culture and subjective lifeworlds; Critical approaches (post-development, feminist, alternatives to development, degrowth / Buddhist economics, queer theory); Epistemological pluralism / decolonisation beyond metaphors and buzzwords; The history, politics, and sociology of development as a global project.


    Selected conference papers

    Innovative Practices and Pedagogies for International Development Studies 2022, Indiana University, and
    Mapping Interdisciplinarity 2022: Finding Our Way, University of Birmingham.
    Paper: Levering into fraught interdisciplinarity: A case study in teaching 'population'.

    Development Studies Association 2020 Conference, University of Birmingham.
    Paper: ‘Firmly in Britain's own national interest': DfID's dying development. Panel: Foreign Aid.

    International Development 2019 Conference, IDS, University of Sussex.
    Paper: 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.


    Selected publications

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