Welcome, Professor Sylvia Chant FRSA FAcSS

We are very happy to include Professor Sylvia Chant FRSA FAcSS of London School of Economics and Political Science as one of PhISO’s Consultants and Members of Board of Advisors for our publication projects, particularly our planned ‘Philippine Journal of International Studies’. 
Taken from her LSE personal webpage
Professor Sylvia Chant FRSA FAcSS is the Professor of Development Geography, with active research interests in Latin America (Costa Rica, Mexico), Southeast Asia (Philippines), and West Africa (The Gambia). Professor Chant’s research focuses upon gender, poverty, migration, women’s employment, household survival strategies and  female-headed households.  She has published widely on these subjects including Women in the Third World (with Lynne Brydon) (1989, reprinted 1993), Women and Survival in Mexican Cities (1991), Gender and Migration (Editor) (1992), Women of a Lesser Cost: Female Labour, Foreign Exchange and Philippine Development (with Cathy McIlwaine) (1995), Gender, Urban Development and Housing (1996), Women-headed Households: Diversity and Dynamics in the Developing World (1997, reprinted 1999), Three Generations, Two Genders, One World (with Cathy McIlwaine) (1998), Mainstreaming Men into Gender and Development: Debates, Reflections and Experiences (with Matthew Gutmann) (2000) and Gender in Latin America (in association with Nikki Craske) (2003).

The latter was published in Spanish as Género en Latinoamerica in 2007, the same year as Professor Chant’s latest sole-authored book Gender, Generation and Poverty: Exploring the ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ in Africa, Asia and Latin America  (see below, and publications page). Early 2009 saw the publication of Geographies of Development in the 21st Century: An Introduction to the Global South, co-authored with Professor Cathy McIlwaine, Professor in Geography, Queen Mary, University of London. More recently Professor Chant has also worked on the preparation of a major edited volume for Edward Elgar entitled The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy.   Published in hardback in May 2010  (and in paperback in November 2011), the Handbook comprises over 100 chapters addressing different aspects of gendered poverty in all major world regions from 125 authors across the globe. In March 2011 the book was formally launched at an LSE reception following a Panel Discussion on Gender and Poverty in the 21st Century.  Sylvia chaired a panel of three leading experts – Professor Diane Elson, Professor Nancy Folbre and Professor Maxine Molyneux – in a session opened by convenors of the departments sponsoring the Event – Geography and Environment, and the Gender Institute – along with support from the LSE Annual Fund. For further details please click here.

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