The motivation to write my book, Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development (read the introduction online here) has come out of 17 years of trying…
Reflections on Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development
Dr Lata Narayanaswamy is a Lecturer in International Development in Politics and International Studies and co-Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Development (CGD) at the University of Leeds. Her research interrogates how knowledge is both understood and operationalised in development theory and practice. Her work is geared to designing approaches to interrogate the contextual factors and associated barriers that mitigate the capacity of marginalised groups in particular to access and act on information. She has published her work in highly regard academic journals including 'Development and Change' and 'Third World Quarterly'. Lata recently co-edited 'Negotiating Knowledge: Evidence and Experience in Development NGOs', which was published in June 2016 by Practical Action Publishing and has been one of its bestsellers in the last year.
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