Katie Wright

Dr Katie Wright


Reader in International Development

Department of Early Childhood & Education , School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

I am a Reader in International Development. I have two main research interests focused on gender and development in Latin America and globally: (i) gender, human wellbeing, and international migration and (ii) gender, microfinance and sustainable livelihoods.

I was previously an ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bath where I was also a PI on a further ESRC project. I completed my PhD on gender relations and microfinance in Peru at the former Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool.


  • PhD

Areas Of Interest

  • Gender; Masculinities; Intersectionality
  • Transnational Migration
  • Human wellbeing, Life Satisfaction and Quality of Life
  • Life course and Intergenerational Relations
  • Microfinance
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Gender, human wellbeing and development in Latin America