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Dr  Adrienne Roberts - Personal details


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Role: Lecturer in International Politics


Tel: 0161 275-4995

Location: Arthur Lewis Building-4.008
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL



I have been a lecturer in International Politics at the University of Manchester since 2012. My research and teaching interests are in the areas of international political economy, feminist political economy, finance, debt and debt-driven development. One current area of research focuses on ‘the political economy of transnational business feminism’, which involves documenting and critically interrogating the growing pervasiveness of public-private partnerships in support of ‘smart economics’ approaches to gender equality and financial inclusion. A second area of interest focuses on the growing reliance of households on debt as a means of financing the costs of social reproduction (i.e. to pay for food, housing, education, etc.). This work has been published in journals such as Third World Quarterly, International Feminist Journal of Politics, New Political Economy and Critical Sociology. I am also completing a manuscript that focuses on the gendered dimensions of the carceral state and the criminalization of poverty. I am co-editor (with Nicki Smith and Juanita Elias) of the Rowman & Littlefield International book series ‘Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality’. 

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