Annalena Oppel is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute. She holds a DPhil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Her work involves interdisciplinary approaches to inequality research, particularly those that focus on inequality perceptions, political preferences, and economic uncertainty. She further works on social protection and taxation in contexts of the global South. Prior to joining LSE, she has been a Research Associate at UNU WIDER, a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and works as a consultant with partners such as GIZ, GDN, and ODI. She is also interested in initiatives that rethink development research and practice through a decolonial lens.