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Interdisciplinary social scientist with expertise in social ethics applied to questions of global development, the works of Amartya Sen on development and justice, and the interaction between religious traditions and development theory and practice.  
Publications include Wellbeing, Justice and Development Ethics (Routledge, 2014), Religion in Development (Zed, 2009), Transforming Unjust Structures (Springer, 2006), and numerous journal articles and book chapters on the capabilty approach as an ethical framework to address questions raised by global development processes.
She is on the advisory committee of the Institute of Human Development in Latin America at the Catholic University of Peru, and is also convening specialized courses on the capability approach and development ethics at the University of Bethlehem, Palestine, and FLACSO (Facultad LatinoAmericana de Ciencias Sociales) Argentina. 
Her current research is on the engagement of development policy and practice with religious traditions, using the capability approach as a bridge between religion and development policy. She has particular interest in the Catholic tradition and the areas of environmental protection and urban integration in Latin America. 
During academic year 2017-208, Deneulin is on leave from the University of Bath and a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. A video to her research profile can be found

Education / Academic qualification

Economics, Master of Arts, Universite Catholique de Louvain

Economics, Bachelor of Arts, Universite Catholique de Louvain

Development Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

External positions

Visiting Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame

22 Aug 201715 May 2018

Fellow, Human Development and Capability Association

Advisor, Instuto de Desarrollo Humano de America Latina (IDHAL-PUCP), Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2002 2018

Collective Choice and Social Welfare by Amartya Sen: A Review Essay with Reference to Development in Peru

Deneulin, S. & Clausen Lizarraga, J. Jan 2018 Oxford : University of Oxford, p. 1-26 26 p.(Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Working Paper ; no. 113)

Research output: Working paper

Open Access
social welfare
Sen, A.
group decision
development strategy

A framework for urban integration: the case of Buenos Aires

Deneulin, S., Lepore, E., Mitchell, A. & Suarez, A. L. Nov 2017 Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development. Otto, H-U., Walker, M. & Ziegler, H. (eds.). Bristol, U. K.: Policy Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Latin American
Latin America

Engaging development and religion: Methodological groundings

Deneulin, S. & Zampini Davies, A. 31 Jul 2017 In : World Development. 99, p. 110-121

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

International development

Evangelii Gaudium and Amartya Sen’s idea of justice: informal economy workers in Argentina

Deneulin, S. 2017 Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, and the Renewal of the Church. Dormor, D. & Harris, A. (eds.). New York, U. S. A.: Paulist Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Amartya Sen