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Dr Paula Heinonen

Member & Visiting Fellows Program Coordinator, International Gender Studies Centre, University of Oxford


BA(Oxford), MA(Oxford, PhD(Durham)
Member & Visiting Fellows Program Coordinator, International Gender Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Formerly: Head, Research Unit, Centre for Research and Training in Women in Development and lecturer in Anthropologoy, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Areas: Anthropology, Gender Studies
Research: Street children, child rearing, children's rights, child prostitution and HIV, homeless children, child abuse and neglect, female headed households, gender and development. Currently, Globalisation, women, culture & development; Third wave feminism and beyond
Publications: Research papers and NGO reports including: ‘Changing Perceptions: Globalization, Women and Development’. Paper delivered at the International Women’s Congress (2006). ‘Africa’s Development – Who decides?’ Paper given at The Global Development Conference for Ethical Events (2005) ‘The Socialization of the Street Children of Addis Ababa: Theories & Reality’. Paper presented at Society for Cross-Cultural Research (2004). ‘Methodological Implication of Contextual Diversity’ in ‘Research on Street Children, Youth & Environments’ Vol 13 (2003)

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