Department of Economics

Dr Hannah Bargawi

Key information

Department of Economics Reader in Economics CoDEF Convenor for Learning and Teaching Centre of African Studies Member
BA (Manchester), MSc, PhD (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
020 7898 4496


Dr Bargawi is a Reader in the Department of Economics whose research spans macroeconomic policies and employment as well as gender and labour market issues, including the relationship between paid and unpaid work and its connection to women’s health and wellbeing.

Her research is focused on East Africa and the Middle East, as well as Europe, and she recently contributed a chapter on 'How does Economics address Gender?' in a textbook entitled Recharting the History of Economic Thought as well as an article on 'Re-negotiating Social Reproduction, Work and Gender Roles in Occupied Palestine' in the Review of International Political Economy. Dr Bargawi has acted as a consultant for organisations including UN Women, the ILO and the Asian Development Bank and recently conducted a gender review of socio-economic related projects and programmes for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung MENA.

She also works on issues relating to Economics teaching and pedagogy, championing the success of under-represented groups in the field of Economics. She works closely with colleagues across SOAS to monitor and improve how we teach and assess students and how we prepare our students for the world of work and/ or further study.

Research interests

  • Economic development
  • Macroeconomic and social policies
  • Social reproduction
  • Feminist political economy
  • Care
  • Feminist economics
  • Economics pedagogy

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Julia Ngozi Chukwuma The Political Economy of Social Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria
Ayse Zeynep Nayir Poverty Alleviation in Türkiye: Evolving through Religion and Gender.
Katharine Isabella Onursal Investigating the interface between maternal employment, health, and wellbeing amongst Turkey’s home-based workers
Busi Sibeko Public sector systems of provision and social reproduction in South Africa.
Julia Taylor Gendered labour in the ‘just’ energy transition: An analysis of social reproduction in South Africa during the low-carbon energy transition.


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