Tessa Lewin - Research Fellow
Participation, Inclusion and Social Change
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Tessa Lewin is a Zimbabwean/South African currently based in the UK. She is a social scientist and digital media artist with experience in action research and project management. She is a leading innovator in the use of diverse audio-visual technologies in development research, with substantial experience as a trainer in this regard.
She is currently a Research Fellow and Communications Manager for Pathways of Women’s Empowerment.
Media, communication, digital technology, gender, sexuality, film, arts-based and visual methodologies.
Selected other Projects
A Progressive Constitution Meets Lived Reality: Sexuality and the Law in South AfricaIDS Evidence Report 7 (2013)
This paper examines two cases of homophobic hate crime in post-apartheid South Africa. It illuminates how activists have used the legal system to address the violence faced by many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or intersex (LGBTQI) South Africans. More details
New Roles for Communication in Development?IDS Bulletin 43.5 (2012)
This Bulletin explores the significant shift in the landscape of research communications in development in recent years and how this might give us new understandings of what drives social change and policy influence. More details
Sexuality and Empowerment: An Intimate ConnectionPathways Policy Paper (2011)
This policy paper demonstrates why sexuality is so important for women’s empowerment, drawing on evidence generated by research carried out by the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment RPC and collaborative initiatives with the DFID-funded IDS Sexuality and Development Programme. More details
Digital StorytellingPLA Notes 63 (2011)
Communicating Empowerment: Countering the Cardboard WomanDevelopment 2.53 (2010)
Can the North hear?27 Jul 2012
By Tessa Lewin