WICID December news
WICID Visiting Fellowship Programme
Professor Shirin Rai has co-authored an article, “Being Cared for in the Context of Crisis: Austerity, COVID-19, and Racialized Politics” in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society.
Data and Displacement is a two-year project that assesses the data-based humanitarian targeting of assistance to internally displaced persons in two contexts that are characterised by conflict and high levels of displacement: northern Nigeria and South Sudan. The project team launched its final project report and a new policy brief “Datafication of the Humanitarian Sector: Efficacy and Ethics” (authored by Prithvi Hirani and Robert Trigwell). Professor Squire has also written a blog based on findings detailed in the report, pointing to a disconnect between international humanitarian standards and practices on the ground, highlighting the need to revisit existing ethical guidelines such informed consent, and emphasising the importance of investing in data literacies.
News and reviews
WICID’s Think Development Blog hosts ideas from academics, students, policymakers, and practitioners on how to address urgent problems of poverty, inequality and social, political and economic change while challenging global hierarchies of knowledge and resources. Recent blogs include:
- Colonial legacies, race and the labour market in Trinidad and Tobago by Dr Jamelia Harris and Gianluc Robinson and
- Informal networks as sources of healthcare support: How slum dwellers cope with health challenges by talking to each other by Dr Chinwe Onuegbu.
WICID have published their Annual Report 2021-22, highlighting WICID and partners’ achievements throughout the year in research and publications, interdisciplinary events, Methods Lab, and Think Development platform.
In June 2022, Professor Shirin Rai was the joint recipient of the BISA Distinguished Contribution Prize. Watch the interview about her research, her career and more here.
Widening Access to Higher Education in India is a new 4-year research project which aims to explore, consolidate, and maximise the role of higher education institutions through state university and college faculty members and college principals in providing guidance on HE access/choice in the communities they serve, to ensure that young people entering HE for the first time in their families and communities are making informed choices about their futures. Dr Emily Henderson and Dr Nidhi Sabharwal are PIs for the project, which builds on the earlier work done as part of the Fair Chance Foundation project A Fair Chance for Education: Gendered Pathways to Educational Success in Haryana
WICID’s newest organisational partner is ANEKED (African Network against Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances). Led by women African human rights activists, ANEKED is an independent, non-political and non-religious civil society organisation that campaigns against forced disappearances and summary executions, advocating for justice for victims and their families. You can find more about WICID’s other partners here.