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I joined the Global Sustainable Development team in February 2021, having 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 completing a PhD thesis on the transformative capacity of post-2015 development policies. Briefly, my research spans development, sociology, and politics in exploring supranational governance with poststructural methods.
I was previously based in London, working in corporate relations and management roles for INGOs including UNICEF and the Red Cross to fund multi-year development projects as well as humanitarian emergencies. Prior to 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.
Certificate of Digital Literacy (Convenor).
GD302: Surviving the Apocalypse (Convenor).
GD909: Global Challenges and Transdisciplinary Responses (Contributing Lecturer).
Teaching and research interests
The post-2015 ‘sustainable development’ era; Intersections of economic, social, and environmental development policy (growth, poverty, inequality, and sustainability); Poststructural discourse analysis; Gender and development; Climate and sustainability governance; NGOs, activism and civil society; Critical approaches (post-development, feminist, alternatives to development, degrowth / Buddhist economics); Epistemological pluralism and decolonisation beyond metaphors and buzzwords; The history, politics, and sociology of development as a global project.
Selected conference papers
‘Firmly in Britain's own national interest': DfID's dying development. Panel: Public Opinion & Foreign Aid.
International Development 2019 Conference, IDS, University of Sussex
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.