Professor Andrea Cornwall

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Pro-Director (Research & Enterprise) Pro-Director (Research & Enterprise)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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020 7898 4002


Andrea Cornwall is Pro-Director Research & Enterprise at SOAS and Professor of Global Development and Anthropology. She is a political anthropologist who specialises in the study of democratic innovation, citizen engagement, participatory research, gender justice and sexual rights. Her research focuses on power, inclusion and rights, and includes work with domestic and sex worker rights movements in Brazil and India, reproductive and sexual health in Zimbabwe and Nigeria, citizen participation and accountability in health policy and governance in the UK, Nigeria and Brazil, and on contestations over gender, empowerment and rights in international policy arenas.


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