The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Séverine Deneulin is Associate Fellow in International Development at ODID, and Director of International Development at the Laudato Si’ Research Institute, Campion Hall, the oldest Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford.
Her research is in the area of development ethics, focusing on the works in ethics and economics by Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen. Her research seeks to bring spiritual and theological traditions into dialogue with the social sciences on matters of global socio-economic development and sustainability. Her regional expertise is Latin America.
Her books include Human Development and the Catholic Social Tradition (Routledge, 2021), Wellbeing, Justice and Development Ethics (Routledge, 2014), Religion in Development (with Masooda Bano, Zed Books 2009). She has published many articles on development ethics and the role of religion in development, including in World Development, Third World Quarterly, Development and Change.
Prior to coming to ODID, she was Associate Professor of International Development at the University of Bath, where she continues to be Visiting Associate Professor. Séverine holds a DPhil in International Development from the University of Oxford, and a MSc in Economics from the University of Louvain in her native Belgium.