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Professor Tamsin Bradley

Professor of International Development Studies

Tamsin Bradley


I am an applied social anthropologist working in international development. I have conducted research exploring the interfaces between gender, religion anddevelopment in India, Pakistan, Tanzania, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. My current research focuses on gender-based violence, with specific projects exploring female genital mutilation in Africa and rape and dowry-related harassment in India. I have secured research grants and consultancy contracts from DFID, ESRC, EU and the British Academy.

I am co-director of the Dowry Project a network of academics and practitioners working to eradicate dowry and related violence. I have published a number of books and articles most recently a volume documenting the life stories of Black Minority Ethnic women in the UK, Women Violence and Tradition: Taking FGM and other practices to a Secular State. (2011, London: Zed Press).

Research Interests

Research Clusters

  • International Development Studies and Security Cluster (Coordinator)
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Discipline Areas

  • Anthropology
  • International Development
  • South Asian Area Studies

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