The primary focus of Linda Waldman’s work has been on diverse dimensions of poverty, and the related issues of gender, racial classification, ethnicity and identity.
She obtained her Ph.D. in social anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where her research focused on indigenous identity and nationalism amongst the Griqua of South Africa.
She has also worked on farm workers, gender, environmental policy processes, health and social housing and aid architecture with research experience in Africa, India and the UK. As a member of the STEPS Centre, her research has focused on the comparative study of asbestos-related diseases and on peri-urban sustainability.
Linda is Director of Teaching and Learning at IDS and co-convenes the IDS PhD Progamme with Deepta Chopra.