Former Collaborating Researcher
Kate Bedford collaborated with UNRISD on the project The Political and Social Economy of Care, for which she wrote a chapter entitled Harmonizing Global Care Policy? Care and the Commission on the Status on Women. At the time of her collaboration, Bedford was a Senior Lecturer of public law and law and development at Kent Law School (Canterbury, UK). She has previously worked in the US, Mexico, Austria, and Pakistan. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her research has attempted to explore the relationships between gender, sexuality, and international development. Notable publications include:Bedford, Kate and Rai, Shirin. 2010. Feminists Theorise International Political Economy: The State of the Field. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 36, no. 1. Bedford, Kate. 2009. Developing Partnerships: Gender, Sexuality and the Reformed World Bank. University of Minnesota Press.Bedford, Kate and Jakobsen, Janet. 2009. Towards A Vision of Sexual and Economic Justice. Report for the Ford Foundation.