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Department of Economics

Ms Sara Stevano

MSc Development Economics (SOAS); Bachelor Degree in Economics (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy)


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Ms Sara Stevano
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Thesis title:
Work, gender and food practices in northern Mozambique
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Year of entry: 2010 - 2011
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PhD Research

My research looks at issues of work, gender and food practices in northern Mozambique. Through a political economy approach complemented with some anthropological insights, I study whether women’s participation in paid work and their ability to earn cash incomes has an impact on their families’ food consumption practices.

PhD Conferences

  • IESE, III Conference, September 2012, Maputo, Mozambiqu

  • Women Processing Cashew-nut: Reflections on work, private investment and gender in the province of Cabo Delgado, Sara Stevano
    Dinâmicas de Investimento Privado em Moçambique: tendências e questões preliminaries para análise, Carlos Muianga, Helena Perez-Nino, Sara Stevano and Michael Sambo.
  • LCSS PhD Conference 2013: Methodological Choices and Challenges, April 2013, King’s College London
  • Does the Role of Research Assistants Matter in the Research Process and Outcomes?: Reflections from qualitative fieldwork in Tanzania and Mozambique, Kevin Deane and Sara Stevano
  • ECAS 2013, 5th European Conference on African Studies, June 2013, Lisbon
    Households, Food Practices and Urban-rural Linkages in northern Mozambique, Sara Stevano


LCIRAH (Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health), London
IESE (Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Economicos), Maputo


Political economy of agrarian change, labour markets, gender, food and nutrition security, agricultural and food systems with focus on the African continent.