Cecile Jackson


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Personal profile


My current research interests continue to develop the themes of recent years: conjugality, gender relations social change, and epistemologies for development studies – particularly the politics of speech and the problematic nature of testimony. I am also working on consumption and development in South Africa and India.

Key Research Interests

Gender relations and agrarian change; intrahousehold relations, gender and development; research methods and epistemologies; marriage and conjugality.

Research Groups: Gender and Development

Recent Research Grants

2006-8: ‘Marriage, Power and Wellbeing’ DFID/ESRC Research Programme  Sole researcher.

2007-10: ‘The intra-household allocation of resources: cross-cultural tests, methodological innovations and policy implications’ DFID/ESRC Research Programme Team member.

President of the Development Studies Association 2005-

Dean of the School of Development Studies 1999-2003

Consultancy on research impact assessment, gender and development and social development, in India, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Bangladesh.

Areas of Expertise

Gender and development; environmental degradation and gender; research methods; poverty and women; rural development.

Teaching Interests

I am currently supervising the following research students:

Emil Dauncey: Masculinities in Sabon Zongo

Graeme Tolley: Youth masculinities in Gujerat: love, sex and marriage

Devanchi Chanchani : Understanding child nutrition in Chattisgargh

Juliet Colman: Gender relations through the lens of consumption: a Botswana case study

Mirna Guha: Sex trafficking in Bangladesh and India


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality