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Jean Grugel

Jean Grugel

Research Professor, IBEI

Postdoctoral Support Programme Coordinator

Professor of Development Politics, University of York


Jean Grugel is Research Professor at IBEI and Professor of Development Politics, University of York where she founded the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre. Before moving to York, Jean was Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, where she was also Head of the Department of Geography, and the Open University. 

Jean was a member of the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Sub-Panel in Politics and International Studies and the ESRC’s International Development Expert Group until 2021.

Her research spans a range of areas within the field of international development, including, global health human rights, migration, regional governance, and democratization and her work on these topics has been published in journals such as Development and ChangeJournal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesWorld DevelopmentMigration Studies and International Affairs. Her most recent monograph is The Gendered Face of Covid-19 in the Global South (2022, University of Bristol Press). She has recently completed a large project on health governance in sub-Saharan Africa and continues to work on health inequalities and the sexual and reproductive health rights of Venezuelan migrants, with colleagues from the UK and Latin America. She leads the University of York team in the LAC-EU H2020 project.


Research interests

  • Global development
  • Regionalism and regional governance
  • Gender
  • Global health
  • Human rights

Selected publications

  • Barlow, MattGrugel, Jean; Saka, Lilian; Murray-Evans, Peg

    2023.Failing Women and Girls during Covid-19: The Limits of Regional Gender Norms in Africa.British Journal of Politics and International Relations,LinkLogo open access
  • Riggirozzi, Pia; Cintra, Natalia; Grugel, Jean; Garcia Garcia, Gabriela; Carvalho Lamy, Zeni

    2023.Securitisation, humanitarian responses and the erosion of everyday rights of displaced Venezuelan women in Brazil.Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,LinkLogo open access
  • Grugel, Jean; Barlow, Matt; Lines, Tallulah; Giraudo, Maria Eugenia; Omukuti, Jessica

    2022.The Gendered Face of Covid-19.University of Bristol Press.Link
  • Giraudo, Maria Eugenia; Grugel, Jean

    2022.Imaginaries of Soy and the Costs of Commodity-led Development: Reflections from Argentina.Development and Change,Volume 53, Issue 4:796-826LinkLogo open access
  • Omukuti, Jessica; Barlow, Matt; Giraudo, Maria Eugenia; Lines, Tallulah; Grugel, Jean

    2021.Systems thinking in COVID-19 recovery is urgently needed to deliver sustainable development for women and girls.The Lancet Planetary Health,5 (12):921-928LinkLogo open access
  • Riggirozzi, Pia; Grugel, Jean; Cintra, Natalia

    2020.Situational Brief: Protecting Migrants or Reversing Migration? COVID-19 and the risks of a protracted crisis in Latin America.The Lancet Migration and Health,LinkLogo open access
  • Grugel, Jean; Macias, Susana; M. Rai, Shirin

    2020.Depletion, Intersectionality and the Limits of Social Policy: Child Carers in Mexico.European Journal of Politics and Gender,3 (2):221-236Link
  • Grugel, Jean; Philipp, Horn

    2018.The SDGs in Middle Income Countries: Setting or Serving Domestic Development Agendas: Evidence from Ecuador.World Development,Vol 109:73-84LinkLogo open access
  • Grugel, Jean; Riggirozzi, Pia

    2018.Neoliberal Disruption, Neoliberal Return: Twenty First Century Challenges to Neoliberal Governance in Latin America.Critical Social Policy,33 (3):547-566Link
  • Grugel, Jean; Fontana, Lorenza

    2018.Human rights and the pink tide in Latin America: which rights matter?.Development and Change,50 (3):707-734Link
All publications
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