C dot Locke at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 3565
I am a Senior Lecturer in Gender and Social Development and have 15 years experience in research, consultancy and training.
I am a sociologist with special interest in gender. My recent work has been organised around the themes of reproduction, migration and gender analysis. My current research is focused on the reproductive lives of male and female migrants in Vietnam and is funded by the ESRC and DFID.
I teach research skills, social development, gender analysis for social policy, and population and development issues at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, as well as supervise research students.
I am a director for Moving the Goalposts, a small charity that promotes gender empowerment through football for girls and young women in Kilifi, Kenya.
I am an editor for Progress in Development Studies. We are currently seeking reviewers for new books.
I have a BA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University, a Masters in Development Studies from UEA and a PhD from the Centre for Development Studies in Swansea.
My policy research and consultancy has focused on issues relating to poverty, gender, livelihood strategies, community organisations, local institutions and public administration in the sectors of natural resource management, especially agriculture and forestry, reproductive health and rights, migration, and ageing.
My current research has two themes. It focuses on the linkages between reproduction, wellbeing and migration in Vietnam; and on young people’s progress to economic empowerment in Zambia.
My current research focuses on reproductive lives, migration, youth, and life course analysis:
Migration, (social) reproduction and social protection
I am working with Janet Seeley (DEV) and Nitya Rao (DEV) and other members of the Social Protection and Mobile Livelihoods research group on an international conference for 2-3rd April 2012. The conference will ask: how can we understand and investigate the social protection needs and strategies of poor migrants and their families with respect to their marital, parenting and caring roles and relationships? The call for papers will be available shortly.
The linkages between reproduction, wellbeing and migration in Vietnam
I am working with Nguyen Thi Ngan Hoa of The Centre for Gender and Family Studies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Nguyen Thi Thanh Tam of the Institute of Family and Gender Studies in Hanoi. Our research focuses on Linking Migration, Reproduction and Wellbeing: Exploring the Reproductive Strategies of Low-Income Rural-Urban Migrants in Vietnam and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) between 2008-2010.
The economic empowerment of youth in Zambia
I worked with Arjan Verschoor (DEV) and Nora Dudwick (World Bank) to interpret the life histories of 60 young Zambians. This work was funded by the World Bank and explored the barriers and supports that young people experience in Zambia as they attempted to build economically successful lives. I am now working with Dolf De Lintelo (IDS, Sussex) on academic outputs including conference presentations and a manuscript for publication based on this data.
Recent work has been organised around the themes of reproductive history, reproductive rights, migration and gender analysis:
Lan Hoang; ‘Gender relations, intra-household power hierarchies and social norms in migration decision-making in rural Vietnam’
Emmanuel Nyamekye; ‘An Analysis of Water Vending by Women and Children in Northern Ghana and its Implications on Household Care’
Minh Nguyen: 'Servants of the Socialist Economy'
Geraldine Terry; 'Gender Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation in the Global South'
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