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Ali, Dr Suki

Dr Suki Ali teaches Gender and Social Theory in the Department of Sociology at the LSE.  Her teaching draws upon her research interests which encompass a range of inter-related areas. Her main theoretical interests within feminist cultural studies, post-colonial theory, research methodologies, theories of visual culture, and theorising embodied identities and 'intersectionality'. Her work centralises the interplay between gender, sexualities, 'race' and class which she explores through education, popular culture, education and ethnography. Her PhD, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council,  was an ethnography with 'mixed-race' children and their families. Her current research develops some of the theoretical considerations arising from this work, as she is centrally engaged with interrogating the relevance of theory to experiences in everyday contexts. In particular, she is interested in the ways in which theory can be tested and pushed forward by using empirical work.

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Beall, Professor Jo

Jo Beall is a Professor of Development Studies at the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) at LSE where she directs the Development Management Programme. She is a specialist on urban social development, urban services and urban governance and has researched these issues in South Asia and South Africa. She is co-author of Uniting a Divided City: Governance and Social Exclusion in Johannesburg, published by Earthscan and editor of A City for All: Valuing Difference and Working with Diversity. She is currently investigating local and metropolitan government as a site of state stabilisation in conflict situations, paying particular attention to the way in which governance and representation are shaped by social identities, including gender.
More information: Staff profile, Development Studies Institute


Campbell, Professor Catherine

Catherine Campbell is Professor of  Social Psychology at the LSE. Her current research interests lie in the areas of HIV/AIDS, particularly in less affluent countries; social capital; community participation and public health; the psycho-social determinants of sexuality; and the social psychology of social inequalities - with particular attention to the way in which health inequalities are shaped by social identities relating to gender, ethnicity and socio-economic position.
More information: Staff profile, Social Psychology

Chant, Professor Sylvia

Sylvia Chant is Professor of Development Geography at LSE. She has carried out research in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Philippines, and has published widely on gender and development. Specific themes include migration, poverty, employment, household livelihood strategies, lone parenthood, and men and masculinities. Professor Chant's recent books include Women-headed Households: Diversity and Dynamics in the Developing World (Macmillan, 1997), Three Generations, Two Genders, One World: Women and Men in a Changing Century (with Cathy McIlwaine) (Zed, 1998), Mainstreaming Men into Gender and Development: Debates, Reflections and Experiences (with Matthew Gutmann) (Oxfam, 2000), and Gender in Latin America (in association with Nikki Craske) (Latin America Bureau/Rutgers University Press, 2003). Professor Chant has recently embarked on new collaborative research with Dr Gareth A. Jones (Department of Geography and Environment, LSE) on youth, gender and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana and The Gambia), and between 2003 and 2006, will be exploring gendered and generational aspects of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America under the auspices of a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship.
More information: Personal page, Geography & Environment


Hutchings, Dr Kimberley

Kimberly Hutchings is an ethical and political philosopher. She came to the Dept of International Relations at LSE in January 2003, having previously been at the Department of Politics at Edinburgh University. She works in the fields of feminist philosophy and theory, Hegel and Kant studies, critical theory and international political theory. Her most recent book is Hegel and Feminist Philosophy (Polity, 2003). She is currently working on developing an account of feminist ethics adequate to feminism as a transnational, multicultural movement, and on the role of philosophy of history in contemporary critical IR theory.
More information: LSE Experts' entry, Department of International Relations


Sigle-Rushton, Dr Wendy

An economic demographer, Dr Sigle-Rushton has worked on a variety of issues related to child fostering, child health and single parenthood in both historical and contemporary societies. Her recent publications have focused on the potential impact of proposed welfare reform policies in the United States and the living arrangements of new parents. Dr Sigle-Rushton's current research interests include the social networks and social isolation of young adults who have been in care as children or who became young parents with a particular emphasis on the differences by gender.
More information: Department of Social Policy