Samanthi Gunawardana

Senior Lecturer

Samanthi J. Gunawardana is Senior Lecturer in Gender and Development in the School of Social Sciences. Samanthi’s research examines the impact of development policy on employment systems, labour, and livelihoods among rural women in South Asia, with a particular emphasis on gender, development and labour in conflict-affected countries. Key topics explored include economic security and gender, export processing zone employment systems, freedom of association, labour organizing, labour migration, and connections between the political economy of households and development policy.