SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Sara Stevano

BSc Economics (Torino); MSc Development Economics (SOAS); PhD Economics (SOAS)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research


Sara Stevano
Department of Economics

Postdoctoral Fellow

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Sara Stevano
Email address:


Sara Stevano is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics. She is currently doing research on food consumption patterns among schoolchildren in urban Ghana. She conducted her doctoral research on women’s work, food and household dynamics in northern Mozambique, with an interdisciplinary approach based on the use of economic and anthropological methods. After completing her PhD, Sara worked on a systematic review study of agriculture, gendered time use and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries. She is a development economist with research interests in the political economy of food and nutrition, agricultural and food systems, labour markets and informalisation, feminist political economy, and research methods. Sara’s work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, with specific research expertise on Mozambique and Ghana.


Department of Economics, Postdoctoral Fellow 

LCIRAH (Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health), London

IESE (Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Economicos), Maputo



Political economy of food, agricultural and food systems, labour markets and informalisation, feminist economics and gender analysis, research methodology (especially mixed research methods), Sub-Saharan Africa (in particular Mozambique).