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Andrea Cornwall

Dr. Andrea Cornwall is a political anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of democracy, participatory research, gender justice and sexuality, and citizen participation. She has worked and written extensively on the use of participatory approaches to transform relations of knowledge and power – from participatory development, participatory rural appraisal, to participatory action research.

She has worked on topics ranging from understanding women's perspectives on family planning, fertility and sexually transmitted infection in Nigeria and Zimbabwe, public engagement in UK regeneration programs, the quality of democratic deliberation in new democratic spaces in Brazil, the use and abuse of participatory appraisal in Kenya, domestic workers' rights activism in Brazil and sex workers' rights activism in India.

Andrea Cornwall is currently Professor of Global Development and Anthropology at King’s College London.
Learn more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Cornwall

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Cornwall, Andrea and Ian Scoones (2022). Revolutionising Development: Reflections on the Work of Robert Chambers. Routledge. Open Access https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53681

Cornwall, Andrea, and Nancy Lindisfarne. (2016) Dislocating masculinity: gender, power and anthropology. In Dislocating masculinity, pp. 27-61. Routledge.

Cornwall, Andrea, and Althea-Maria Rivas. (2015). From ‘gender equality and ‘women’s empowerment’ to global justice: Reclaiming a transformative agenda for gender and development. Third World Quarterly 36, no. 2: 396-415.

Cornwall, Andrea, and Cecilia Sardenberg. (2014). Participatory pathways: Researching women's empowerment in Salvador, Brazil. In Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 45, pp. 72-80. Pergamon.

Cornwall, Andrea, and Mamoru Fujita. (2012). Ventriloquising ‘the Poor’ ? Of voices, choices and the politics of ‘participatory’ knowledge production. Third World Quarterly 33, no. 9: 1751-1765.

Cornwall, Andrea. (2011) The participation reader. Zed Books.

Cornwall, Andrea, Jasmine Gideon, and Kalpana Wilson. (2009) Introduction: Reclaiming feminism: Gender and neoliberalism. IDS bulletin 39, no. 6: 1-9.

Cornwall, Andrea, and Ann Whitehead. (2007). Feminisms in development: Contradictions, contestations and challenges. Zed Books.

Cornwall, Andrea, Elizabeth Harrison, and Ann Whitehead. (2007). Gender myths and feminist fables: The struggle for interpretive power in gender and development. Development and Change 38, no. 1: 1-20.

Cornwall, Andrea. (2004). Spaces for transformation? Reflections on issues of power and difference in participation in development. Participation: From tyranny to transformation? Exploring new approaches to participation in development pp 75-91.

Cornwall, Andrea (2003). Whose voices? Whose choices? Reflections on gender and participatory development. World development 31, no. 8 pp. 1325-1342.

Cornwall, Andrea. (2001) Making a difference? Gender and participatory development. Institute of Development Studies.

Cornwall, Andrea, and Sarah C. White. (2000). Men, masculinities and development. Open Access

Cornwall, Andrea. (2000). Missing men? Reflections on men, masculinities and gender in GAD. IDS bulletin 31, no. 2 18-27. Open Access

Cornwall, Andrea. (1997). Men, masculinity and 'gender in development'. Gender & Development 5, no. 2: 8-13.

Edwards, Jenny, and Andrea Cornwall (Eds). (2014). Feminisms, empowerment and development: Changing women's lives. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Gaventa, John, and Andrea Cornwall. (2008). Power and knowledge. The Sage handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice, 2 pp.172-189.

Jolly, Susie, Andrea Cornwall, and Kate Hawkins (Eds.) 2013. Women, sexuality and the political power of pleasure. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Nov. 29, 2022

Episode 5 with Andrea Cornwall

Our guest today is Dr. Andrea Cornwall. Dr. Cornwall is a political anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of democracy in participatory research, gender justice and sexuality, and citizen participation. Her work ...

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