Author page for Wendy Harcourt


Wendy Harcourt

Wendy Harcourt joined the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University, The Hague, in November 2011 after twenty years working at the Society for International Development, Rome, as Director of Programmes and Editor of the journal Development. At ISS, she teaches social policy and undertakes research on sustainable development, ecology, movement organizing, sexuality, and gender. Her latest book Women Reclaiming Sustainable Livelihoods: Spaces Lost, Spaces Gained was published by Palgrave in 2012. Her most well-known book, Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development, published by Zed Books in 2009, received the 2010 Feminist Women Studies Association Book Prize. She is actively involved in several transnational feminist and civil society development networks.



Tellus Publications (Selected)


Feminist Praxis: Women's Transnational and Place Based Struggles for Change

Wendy Harcourt

Wendy Harcourt et al. look at the context in which feminism is practiced by the women’s movements around the world. They present the Women and Politics of Place framework as an analytical approach that can inform our understanding of the many women’s networks engaged in the Great Transition. They then propose ideas for a feminist vision for the future built on realpolitik and feminist struggles for change.

Essay #11 in the GTI Paper Series: Frontiers of a Great Transition