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LIDC-DTC Seminar Series: Researching Gender, Health and Development in Latin America

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 15:30 to 17:00
Venue: 
LIDC, Upper Meeting Room (103), 36 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Speaker: 
Colette Harris (SOAS) & Jasmine Gideon (Birkbeck)

The sixth seminar in the LIDC-DTC series 'Understanding Development' was on 'Researching Gender, Health and Development in Latin America'.

Dr Colette Harris is a reader in Gender and Development at SOAS. She is micro-political scientist whose research is reflected through a gender analytical lens, with a particular focus on the relational aspects of masculinities and femininities. She specialises in grass-roots pedagogies for social change, particularly in relation to violence reduction during and after conflict situations. Further interests are in the fields of gender and religion, sexualities, (reproductive) health, and community development. She has worked in all three continents of the global south but her main areas of expertise are Central Asia, and East and West Africa.

Dr Jasmine Gideon is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Birkbeck, with a specific focus on the gendered political economy of health in Latin America. She has a PhD and an MSc in Development Studies and a BA (Hons) in History. Prior to working at Birkbeck she worked at the University of Manchester and the Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds. She has also carried out consultancies for a range of institutions including UNIFEM, DFID and the Ford Foundation.

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