Department of Economics

Dr Sara Stevano

Key information

Department of Economics Senior Lecturer in Economics Centre of African Studies Member
BSc Economics (Turin); MSc Development Economics (London); PhD Economics (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Sara Stevano is a development and feminist political economist. She is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London, after holding teaching and research positions at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and King’s College London.
Her areas of study are the political economy of work, food and nutrition, inequalities and social reproduction. Her work focuses on Africa, with primary research experience in Mozambique and Ghana. Sara is committed to expanding the boundaries of economic research and teaching through interdisciplinary approaches, qualitative methods and micro-macro bridges.
Sara is an Associate Editor for the Review of Social Economy. She has published in peer reviewed journals, such as Feminist Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Review of International Political Economy, World Development and the Journal of Development Studies.


Research interests

Sara’s research explores how gender, class and race relations shape the organisation of paid and unpaid work and the associated well-being outcomes. Contextualising the everyday life of households in the global political economy, she is interested in bridging micro-macro divides and unpacking global-local relations. Sara takes an interdisciplinary approach informed by development economics, feminist political economy and anthropology.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Christiane Heisse The political economy of natural capital accounting - the case of the World Bank's WAVES partnership


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