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Sylvia Chant

Professor of Development Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, where she is Director of the MSc in Urbanisation and Development. Her principal interests lie in comparative policy-relevant research, gender and development, including the ‘feminisation of poverty’, female employment and urban labour markets, rural-urban migration, housing, men and masculinities, and families and households (especially female-headed households). Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2011. In 2015 conferred as a member of the Academy of Social Sciences: a ‘world-leading figure in international social science, helping to stake out the field of gender and development’.

Please see four of my most recent books below.
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