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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 convening a course on the capability approach and development ethics in the MSc in International Development and Cooperation at the University of Bethlehem, Palestine, and the MSc in Human Development and Public Policy at FLACSO (Facultad LatinoAmericana de Ciencias Sociales) Argentina. She has edited a textbook in English and Spanish on the ethical framework of the capability approach. Una Introduccion al enfoque de las capacidades: Aportes para el desarrollo humano en Latin America has been published in August 2018 by Manantial-FLACSO/PUCP. 
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.

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

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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Projects 2014 2018

Latin America
research policy

Research Output 2002 2019

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
Open Access