1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Andrea Kaufmann

Former Gender Expert

Andrea Kaufmann worked at UNRISD from July 2014 to July 2016 with Valeria Esquivel and Paola Cagna on the research programme on Gender and Development. She has a PhD in social anthropology from University of Basel, Switzerland. She has obtained her PhD on political associations at the intersection of state and society in post-war Liberia. Her ethnographic research included women’s movements in demand of change and their impact on social, political or cultural change in the war-affected setting. Andrea’s main interests are in the fields of gender and development, with a focus on political participation and social relations in post-war societies, in particular in the West African conflict region (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea).

Andrea's position was funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs through the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding.

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