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Dr Inge Boudewijn

Research Fellow

Department: Social Sciences

Inge Boudewijn is a post-doctoral research fellow at Northumbria University's Centre for International Development. She is a feminist, interdisciplinary academic, drawing from geography, sociology and anthropology and participatory, creative methodologies, often focusing on the gender and social dimensions of natural research extraction in Latin America. She speaks Spanish, is interested in decolonising the research process and is committed to working in partnership with partners and grassroots organisations in the South. Inge is currently involved on a BA/GCRF funded project, 'RECLAMA: Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian Women's Heritage' as well as the VSO-funded project ‘Volunteering Together: Blending knowledge and skills for development’

 

Inge Boudewijn

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Inge's interests include gender and large-scale resource extraction, women’s activism, and volunteering. She is committed to qualitative research conducted through feminist and creative methodologies, and is interested in decolonising research. She is currently involved in two research projects exploring different aspects of these main research interests:

  • 'RECLAMA: Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian Women's Heritage'. This project works with Afro-Ecuadorian women in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, aiming to create spaces for collective, creative reflection on their identity, as a means of valuing culturally specific narratives, practices, memories, and heritage, while harnessing these for equitable development in the context of large-scale resource extraction, marginalisation and violence. Aiming to approach this project in a decolonial way, this research is conducted with colleagues in Ecuador (USFQ and Mujeres de Asfalto) and funded by British Academy/GCRF.
  •  ‘Volunteering Together: Blending knowledge and skills for development’. Working to develop creative, participatory approaches and methods with VSO country offices and local researchers in Tanzania, Myanmar and Uganda, we ask how different types of volunteers working together creates better development outcomes.

Inge is in the process of publishing articles based on her PhD work, concluded in 2019. Here, she critically analysed women’s interactions with, and connections to, landscape, place, and mining projects, in the aftermath of socio-environmental protest in the Peruvian Andes. This work included over seven months of fieldwork in Cajamarca, Peru, where she conducted participant observation, oral history interviews and participatory mapping exercises. Alongside her PhD, she was involved as a research assistant in three different research projects, in Peru, Chile and the UK, which allowed her to further explore her interests in notions of belonging in place, the gendered impacts of natural resource extraction, and visual research methods, notably photography.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Decolonising Oral History: A Conversation, Francis, H., Boudewijn, I., Carcelén-Estrada, A., Francis Bone, J., Jenkins, K., Zaragocin, S. Mar 2021, In: History
  • Whose Development? How Women Living Near the Yanacocha Mine, Peru, Envision Potential Futures, Boudewijn, I. 1 Apr 2021, In: Bulletin of Latin American Research
  • Negotiating access, ethics and agendas: Using participatory photography with women anti-mining activists in Peru, Jenkins, K., Boudewijn, I. Sep 2020, In: Women's Studies International Forum
  • Negotiating belonging and place: an exploration of mestiza women’s everyday resistance in Cajamarca, Peru., Boudewijn, I. Mar 2020, In: Human Geography

Qualifications

  • Sociology PhD September 16 2019
  • Life Sciences MSc September 12 2012
  • Life Sciences BSc August 31 2010


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