About the speaker
Andrea Cornwall is Head of the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex and Director of the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme. She is a political anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of democracy, citizen participation, participatory research, gender and sexuality.
She has worked on topics ranging from understanding women’s perspectives on family planning, fertility and sexually transmitted infection in Nigeria and Zimbabwe, public engagement in UK regeneration programs, the quality of democratic deliberation in new democratic spaces in Brazil, the use and abuse of participatory appraisal in Kenya, domestic workers’ rights activism in Brazil and sex workers’ rights activism in India.
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