Dr Mandy Sadan joined the School for Cross-faculty Studies at the start of this month as an Associate Professor in Global Sustainable Development.
Prior to joining Warwick, Mandy was based at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies at the University of Oxford. Before this, she spent ten years at SOAS University of London, teaching and supervising students interested in history, anthropology, art history, politics, and the development of southeast Asia. Mandy completed her doctoral research at SOAS, exploring the historical characteristics of one of Myanmar’s longest-running conflicts in the most northerly Kachin region bordering India and China.
Mandy has extensive teaching experience - before undertaking her doctoral research, she had a 10-year career in post-compulsory education in the UK and internationally, working in local community and refugee education, as well as a host of public and private educational institutions.
Mandy's research interests engage directly with the challenge of trying to ensure that local communities become central to solutions-focused policy-making, especially in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You can find out about Mandy's specific research interests on her profile page.
We asked Mandy how she's feeling about joining GSD:
“These are strange times to be starting a new job but it makes me determined to make the most of it and embrace this new opportunity with open arms. All universities are facing challenges right now, and we all have to pull together and be courageous and innovative in how we deal with the situation. I am delighted that I have been given the opportunity to join the Warwick community and am fully committed to working with and learning from all my new colleagues and to helping our students achieve their goals when they return in Autumn.”
We're very excited that Mandy is now part of our team!