Lucia da Corta
Lucia da Corta has a longstanding research focus on poverty dynamics and the qualitative methods used to study these dynamics in mixed methods research. She has a particular interest in re-integrating concepts from critical social theory into qualitative research and in adapting critical realist methods of analysis for the study of poverty dynamics. Over the past 20 years she has published on issues related to extreme and chronic poverty, agrarian political economy, gender, labour relations, and child labour. She is currently working on poverty dynamics studies in Zambia and Niger (with a focus on youth inclusion) and in recent years has led similar projects in Rwanda, Malawi and Tanzania for CPAN and contributed to several of the Chronic Poverty Reports. She has also worked extensively in south Asia (on Extreme poverty in Bangladesh) at the University of Bath and on labour relations, gender and economic mobility in India (Oxford). She was trained at Cornell University, the LSE in International Relations; at St. Antony’s College, Oxford in Agricultural Economics and held a Junior Research Fellowship at St. Anne’s College Oxford.