Christine Verschuur was a collaborating researcher and external advisor for UNRISD on the project Religion, Gender and Politics (2009), Gender and Agriculture after Neoliberalism, and participated in the methodology workshop for the project Understanding Gender Egalitarian Policy Change: When and Why Do States Respond to Women’s Claims-Making (2010). She also participated in the 2012 workshop @Gender and Agriculture after Neoliberalism, as well in an UNRISD Roundtable on A Rights-Based, Gender-Equitable Approach to Regional Governance of Migration: An Elusive or Achievable Prospect? (2013).
At the time of her collaboration with UNRISD, Verschuur was a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and the Sociology of Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), and the Director of the Gender and Development Programme. She has a PhD in the socio-economic development from the Sorbonne in Paris, and her research interests include gender and development, popular urban movements, the division of labour and care, migration, rural development, and farmers’ organizations.Notable publications include:Mozambique, dix ans de solitude (1986, L'Harmattan)Femmes dans les crises urbaines: relations de genre et environnements précaires. (2001, Karthala)2003. Genre, pouvoirs et justice sociale, Cahiers Genre et Développement, no. 4 (with Fenneke Reysoo)