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Violet Barasa

Violet Barasa is a Senior Tutor at IDS teaching modules such as ‘Key Perspectives in International Development’ and ‘Critical Issues in Sustainability, Health and the Environment’.

Violet is a medical anthropologist with a PhD in Development Studies. She has over five years of work experience in gender and health research with recent focus on social and environmental drivers of zoonotic diseases in Africa. Her current research focuses on determinants of health-seeking behaviour in medically under-served communities. She has experience working in international organisations including, at the International Livestock Research Institute, where she integrated gender into projects and trained non-gender scientists in using gender methodologies in research. She has expertise in designing and using qualitative methods (community mapping, participatory research, interviews) to investigate how people understand and cope with medical challenges, including infectious diseases in the context of poor healthcare provision.

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Journal Article

Inequality and Exclusion in the New Era of Capital

IDS Bulletin 47.2A

The IDS 50th Anniversary Conference held in July 2016 revisited the age-old debate concerning the changing nature of the relationship between states, markets and society in relation to the problem of inequality. The deliberations at the conference made it clear that inequalities go beyond...

8 December 2016