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Research interests

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 Una Introduccion al enfoque de las capacidades: Aportes para el desarrollo humano en Latin America (Manantial/FLACSO 2018), 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.
Her current research is on the engagement of development policy and practice with religious traditions, using the capability approach as a bridge. She has particular interest in the Catholic tradition and the areas of environmental protection and urban social inclusion. She is a Research Fellow at the Laudato Si' Research Institute, Campion Hall, University of Oxford, and a guest lecturer in the MSc in International Development and Cooperation at the University of Bethlehem, Palestine, for which she convenes a course on development ethics.  
At the University of Bath, she teaches in the MSc in International Development (Social Justice and Sustainability) and in the Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice.

Education/Academic qualification

Development Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Economics, Master of Arts, Université Catholique de Louvain

Economics, Bachelor of Arts, Université Catholique de Louvain

External positions

Research Fellow, Laudato Si Research Institute, Campion Hall, University of Oxford

14 Oct 2019 → …

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

22 Aug 201715 May 2018

Fellow, Human Development and Capability Association

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

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well-being Social Sciences
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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2002 2019

El desarrollo humano integral: Una aproximación desde la tradición social católica y el enfoque de las capacidades de Amartya Sen

Translated title of the contribution: Integral human development: A characterisation from the catholic social tradition and Amartya Sen’s capability approachDeneulin, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Revista de Estudios Sociales. 2019, 67, p. 74-86 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Spirituality and impact evaluation design: The case of an addiction recovery faith-based organisation in Argentina

Deneulin, S. & Mitchell, A., 14 Aug 2019, In : HTS Theological Studies. 75, 4, a5482.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

A framework for urban integration: the case of Buenos Aires

Deneulin, S., Lepore, E., Mitchell, A. & Suarez, A. L., 15 Feb 2018, Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development. Otto, H-U., Walker, M. & Ziegler, H. (eds.). Bristol, U. K.: Policy Press, p. 111-129

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Latin America

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
Sen, A.
social welfare
collective decision
development strategy
Sen, A.
collective decision
development strategy
social welfare