Suvi Lensu

Women’s Livelihoods in African Borderlands

Suvi’s research examines East African frontiers, women’s informal economy and feminisation of poverty. By drawing on 12 months’ ethnographic fieldwork the study will examine how women in borderlands use the international frontiers for their benefit – to gain economic profit and / or social and cultural independence, and to what extent do the (re)produced gendered roles, attitudes, representations and norms play in the access to livelihoods and societal agency.