SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Dr Amanda Lenhardt


Lenhardt Amanda
Department of Development Studies

Teaching Fellow

Dr Amanda Lenhardt
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Amanda is a Teaching Fellow on the Development Practice and Theory, Policy and Practice of Development modules.

She holds a B.A. in Human Rights and Political Science from Carleton University, an M.Sc. in Poverty Reduction and Development Management from the University of Birmingham and a Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia. She has ten years of policy and research experience in the development sector, previously holding positions at the Overseas Development Institute and Save the Children and independent consultancies with the World Bank, USAID and the International Rescue Committee.

Her research interests include the political economy of poverty and inequality, the psychosocial determinants of discrimination, anti-disrimination policy, and innovations in interdisciplinary research methodologies. She has primary research experience in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya and Tanzania.