Professor Sylvia Chant has been selected as one of LSE’s Leading Women. The #LSEwomen campaign aims to celebrate LSE’s inspiring leading women from 1895 to today.

Having now spent thirty years at LSE, Professor Chant joined the staff of the Department of Geography and Environment in 1988, and was promoted to a Chair of the department in 2002. Her #LSEwomen biography highlights: “She is most renowned for her critical interrogations into the ‘feminisation of poverty’ and female-headed households, but is also acknowledged for her explorations into gender, urbanisation and migration, female employment, men and masculinities, and youth and livelihoods.”

Read Professor Chant’s full profile here.

Sylvia was nominated by alumnus Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejia, student of Development Management 2016/17.

Professor Chant: “I feel my biggest achievements at LSE have been to inspire younger generations of scholars from various parts of the world. This includes a redoubtable array of PhD students many of whom are now eminent in their own right whether in the context of the academy, international organisations, think-tanks and NGOs, and who are strengthening and diversifying scholarly research on gender in ways that are applicable to ‘real world problems’.”