Wendy Harcourt Dr., PhD (ISS)

Dr Wendy Harcourt is Associate Professor in Critical Development and Feminist Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University in The Netherlands. Wendy joined the ISS in November 2011 after 23 years at the Society for International Development, Rome as Editor of the journal Development and Director of Programmes. Her research interests are feminist political ecology, sexuality and gender and critical development theory. Her monograph:  ‘Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development’ published by Zed Books in 2009, received the 2010 Feminist Women Studies Association Book Prize. She is series editor of Palgrave Gender, Development and Social Change book series and is actively involved in several journal boards and gender and development networks. She has edited 10 collections, the latest of which  The Palgrave Handbook on Gender and Development Handbook: Critical engagements in feminist theory and practice was published by Palgrave in January 2016.