Stephanie Leder

Stephanie Leder

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Stephanie Leder is a visiting fellow at IDS and a researcher at the Department of Urban and Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala.

At IDS, Stephanie is working on her four-year project “Revitalizing community-managed irrigation systems in the context of out-migration in Nepal”, funded through a FORMAS Mobility Starting Grant (Swedish Research Council 2019-2023). Her research interests cover feminist political ecology, water governance, translocality, collective action and Education for Sustainable Development.

Before a Postdoc at SLU (2017-2019), Stephanie was a Postdoctoral Fellow for Gender, Poverty and Institutions at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Kathmandu, Nepal, and led studies in inter- and transdisciplinary projects within the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Program “Water, Land and Ecosystems” in India, Nepal and Bangladesh (2014-2017).

Stephanie holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Cologne, Germany. Her book “Transformative Pedagogic Practice. Education for Sustainable Development and Water Conflicts in Indian Geography Education” is published with Springer in 2018.

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Stephanie Leder’s recent work