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Gina is a Senior Researcher within Young Lives, an innovative, multidisciplinary, cohort study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. Her scholarship is positioned at the intersection of Anthropology, Childhood Studies and International Development. In Young Lives, Gina leads a child-focussed qualitative, longitudinal research component that uses ‘team ethnography’ to track over 200 children and families over a seven-year period across the study countries. She contributes to methodological innovation by developing, reflecting and publishing on methods and ethical approaches for engaging children and families in policy-relevant social research.
Gina also leads Young Lives work stream on Gender, Adolescence and Youth. Her current research uses qualitative longitudinal data to explore the dynamics of gender inequality across the second decade of life and in transitions to early adulthood. Her most recent work addresses aspirations; children’s unpaid work and care work; migration and mobility; boys and masculinity; transitions; ethics of care; and gender and generational power. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California and has carried out research in Ethiopia, India, Morocco, Peru, Spain and Vietnam.