Dr Jasmine Gideon
Lecturer in Development Studies
Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Birkbeck, University of London
32 Tavistock Square
Tel: + 44 (0)20 3073 8368
- Employment History
- Prior to moving to Birkbeck I worked at the University of Manchester and the Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds. I have also carried out consultancies for a range of institutions including UNIFEM, DFID and the Ford Foundation.
Research and Teaching
- Recently Completed/Current Research
- My current research examines two key areas:
- 1. - The linkages between globalization and health from a gender perspective. I am developing this work into a book that will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. One of the central questions addressed by the book is how informal workers access health care services in Latin America where health service provision has in many cases shifted towards individualized private insurance services. My work also examines the diverse strategies employed by low income households to access health care when they are unable to pay for services.
- 2. - Access to health care among female Latin American migrants in London. This project looks at the formal and informal barriers faced by women in accessing health care in the UK and focuses on their alternative health seeking strategies, including their reliance on transnational health care practices
- Other research areas include gender and social and economic rights as well as gender and social protection in Latin America.
- I teach the following modules:
- Development Studies: Theoretical Approaches
- The Political Economy of Development
- Gender and Development
- Dissertation Supervison
- PhD/MPhil Supervison
- I am interested in supervising in the areas of:
- Development Geography
- Latin America
- Globalisation and Healthcare
- Select Recent Publications
- ‘Reclaiming Feminism: Gender and Neoliberalism, co-edited with Andrea Cornwall and Kalpana Wilson, Special Issue of IDS Bulletin 2008, 39 (6).
- ‘Counting the Cost of Privatised Provision: Women, Rights and Neo-Liberal Health Reforms in Chile’, forthcoming in IDS Bulletin, December 2008.
- 'Entitled to Health? Chile’s Plan AUGE’, co-authored with C. Dannreuther, Development and Change, September 2008.
- ‘New Developments in Latin America’s Social Policy’ co-authored with A. Barrientos and M. Molyneux, Development and Change, September 2008.
- ‘Informalisation of labour markets and access to health in Chile: a gendered analysis’, Global Social Policy, 2007, 7 (1): 51-70.
- ‘Excluded from health? Informal workers’ access to health care in Chile’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 2007, 26 (2): 238-255.
- ‘Accessing economic and social rights under neo-liberalism: gender and rights in Chile’, Third World Quarterly, 2006, 27 (7), 169-1283.
- Member of Development Studies Association, America Association of Geographers, International Association of Feminist Economists
- Committee Member of the Society for Latin American Studies
- Co-editor Bulletin of Latin American Research