Professor Ruth Pearson
- Position: Emeritus Professor of Development Studies
- Areas of expertise: gender and work in the global economy
- Email: R.Pearson@leeds.ac.uk
I came to Leeds in 2000, via a Chair in Women and Development at the Institute for Social Studies in the Hague, and ten years as MA Director in Development Studies at UEA.
My research has recently expanded geographically from a focus on Latin America to include the Thai-Burmese border and the South Asian diaspora in the UK. I am involved with a number of international (UN), bilateral and national development agencies and NGOs.
My current research is on gender and work in the global economy; homebased work and workers organisations; gendered analysis of production and social reproduction; migrant workers and identity – Burma/Thailand and the UK; gender and economic transition (Cuba); money – micro credit, community currencies; hypothecated taxation; gender and development policy and prospects.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>