Dr Kate Maclean
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2802
Department of Geography
King's College London
K7.37 Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS
Gender and development
Politics in Latin America, particularly Bolivia and Colombia
Citizenship; Social inclusion; Governmentality
Microfinance; Used clothes trade; 'Social urbanism'
PhD (York, 2008) MSc (York, 2004) MA (Edinburgh, 1997)
Kate Maclean is a feminist geographer who has worked on rural microfinance in Bolivia and West Africa, the global trade in used clothes and contraband in Bolivia, and 'social urbanism' in Medellin, with a particular focus on gender and elite actors. At King's, she co-ordinates courses on gender, feminism and development as well as contributing to core courses on evnvironment, development and methodology. She is also co-convener of the interdisciplinary GenderMatters@ King's network which brings together researchers and students focussing on gender from across the college.
Kate joined the department in 2008 as Lecturer in Human Geography. She has an interdisciplinary background, with degrees in Philosophy (MA) and Women’s Studies (MSc, PhD), and her interests in political philosophy and feminist epistemology continue to inform her research. She has lived and worked in Paris, Bangkok and Barcelona and has conducted research in Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Mali and Burkina Faso.