Diane Perrons is Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies and Director of the Gender Institute. Her research focuses on globalisation, gender and inequality; paid work, care, and social reproduction and regional development and social change. Her current project is concerned with analysing gender dimensions of increasing economic inequality with particular reference to crises, austerity and alternative patterns of socially equitable recovery. Much of her work examines the interplay between economic and social theory and everyday life.
She is currently co-directing the LSE’s Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power.
Experience keywords: globalisation; gender; inequality; economic crises; labour markets, care and social reproduction; regional development and socially equitable recovery.
Professor Perrons' LSE Experts entry is available here.
Diane has supervised over 15 PhD students through to successful completion, and examined over 20 PhDs. She is interested in supervising students working on topics related to: Globalisation, gender and inequality; economic transformation and social change; migration, work and care. Please see our PhD programme web pages for how to apply and what we are looking for in a research proposal.
The PhD students she is currently supervising are: Yang Shen, Amanda Shaw and Julia Hartviksen. She is also currently supervising Yee Nee Wong, who is completing her MPhil.