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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Feminist geography
  • Feminist political economy
  • Gender and finance
  • 'Middle classes' in the Global South
  • Latin America
  • Urbanisation
  • Urban violence and governance
  • Informal markets
  • Microfinance

Key Publications

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  • Shifts to Global Development: is this a reframing of power, agency and progress?, Hope, J., Freeman, C., Maclean, K., Pande, R., Sou, G. 30 Sep 2021, In: Area
  • Fashion in Bolivia’s cultural economy, Maclean, K. 1 Mar 2019, In: International Journal of Cultural Studies
  • Envisioning gender, indigeneity and urban change: the case of La Paz, Bolivia, Maclean, K. 4 May 2018, In: Gender, Place, and Culture
  • Gendering the City: the lived experience of transforming cities, urban cultures and spaces of belonging, Butcher, M., Maclean, K. 4 May 2018, In: Gender, Place, and Culture
  • Disarming charisma? Mayoralty, gender and power in Medellín, Colombia, Maclean, K. 1 Jul 2017, In: Political Geography
  • Ninguna ciudad común: Lo que la teoría urbana crítica puede aprender de La Paz (Bolivia), Maclean, K. 1 Dec 2017, In: Journal de Comunicación Social
  • Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon, Bateman, M., Maclean, K. May 2017
  • Gender, risk and the Wall Street alpha male, Maclean, K. 3 Jul 2016, In: Journal of Gender Studies
  • Sanity, “madness,” and the academy, Maclean, K. 1 Jun 2016, In: Canadian Geographer / Geographie Canadien
  • (Mis)use of evidence in microfinance programming in the global south: a critique, Duvendack, M., Maclean, K. 11 Aug 2015, In: Contemporary Social Science

PGR Supervision

Gulnar Hasnain A development approach to tackling violent crime in major cities: The role of mayors, populism, charisma and evidence on policy interventions. Start Date: 01/10/2020


  • PhD July 31 2008
  • Women's Studies MSc October 01 2004
  • Philosophy MA (Hons) July 31 1997
  • Post Graduate Certificate Academic Practice, King's College London 2009

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