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Prof Katy Jenkins


Department: Social Sciences

Dr Katy JenkinsKaty Jenkins is a Professor in International Development. She is an interdisciplinary feminist scholar with specialisms in gender and development; women’s activism; NGOs, professionalisation and the changing nature of civil society. Katy has recently been awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship to develop an innovative participatory photography project on women’s anti-mining activism. Katy’s research has a particular focus on Latin America, and she has conducted extensive qualitative research in Peru, Ecuador and Chile. She speaks fluent Spanish. Katy is Associate Editor for the Journal of International Development, co-convenor of the Development Studies Association’s Women and Development Study Group, and Committee Member for the Society of Latin American Studies. Katy is co-Director of the Centre for International Development at Northumbria University.

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  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 11 2007
  • Sociology MA September 01 2001
  • Geography PhD September 01 2001
  • Hispanic Studies BA (Hons) September 01 1995
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2010
  • Information not provided Development Studies Association (DSA) 2008

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Academic motherhood and fieldwork: Juggling time, emotions and competing demands, Jenkins, K. 1 Sep 2020, In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • Introduction, Grieco, K., Jenkins, K. 16 Sep 2020, In: Bulletin of Latin American Research
  • Negotiating access, ethics and agendas, Jenkins, K., Boudewijn, I. Sep 2020, In: Women's Studies International Forum
  • Reflections on a failed participatory workshop in Northern Chile, Jenkins, K., Romero Toledo, H., Videla Oyarzo, A. 1 Nov 2020, In: Emotion, Space and Society
  • Introduction, Narayanaswamy, L., Jenkins, K., Sweetman, C. 2 Sep 2019, In: Gender and Development
  • Women Anti-Mining Activists’ Narratives of Everyday Resistance in the Andes: Staying put and carrying on in Peru and Ecuador, Jenkins, K. Oct 2017, In: Gender, Place and Culture
  • Civil society activists and vulnerability in South India: the relational politics of life history methods and development research, Baillie Smith, M., Jenkins, K. 8 Aug 2016, In: Social and Cultural Geography
  • “Eventually the mine will come”: Women anti-mining activists’ everyday resilience in opposing resource extraction in the Andes, Jenkins, K., Rondón, G. 13 Nov 2015, In: Gender and Development
  • Unearthing women's anti-mining activism in the Andes: Pachamama and the "Mad Old Women", Jenkins, K. Mar 2015, In: Antipode
  • Women, mining and development: An emerging research agenda, Jenkins, K. 1 Nov 2014, In: The Extractive Industries and Society

PGR Supervision

  • Sophia Valle-Cornibert Start: 01/10/2019
  • Floor Van Der Hout Start: 01/10/2018
  • Inge Boudewijn Constructing the Mine: a critical exploration of women’s meaning-making regarding the Yanacocha mine, Peru Start: 07/10/2014
  • Laura Hutchinson Compromise and Contestation: Conceptualising Women's Rights Activists Everyday Responses to Professionalisation Start: 23/10/2013
  • Laura Hutchinson Compromise and Contestation: Conceptualising Women's Rights Activists Everyday Responses to Professionalisation Start: 23/10/2013

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