lIaria Schnyder von Wartensee is a research assistant professor with the Kellogg Institute. Her principal research interest is international development with a particular interest in dignity and human development. She helps to implement the Ford Program’s human development projects, drawing on her expertise in qualitative methods, practice, and ethnography in Africa and Latin America. She also works collaboratively with the Wellbeing at Work Program, which explores wellbeing in caring professions, with a focus in humanitarian aid workers.
She has undertaken a major evaluation of the Ford Program's community development work in Nnindye, Uganda, and is also studying and assessing educational projects in Uganda. In addition, she has undertaken a qualitative study about entrepreneurship and mentoring to complement the work of several Notre Dame economists in a semi-urban area in Nairobi, Kenya. Currently, she is working in collaboration with Notre Dame colleagues to study integration of migrants in Italy and the role of the Catholic Church.
Schnyder has previously conducted research in Brazil, Ecuador, and Burundi and coauthored Alla radice dello sviluppo: l'importanza del fattore umano [At the Root of Development: The Importance of the Human Factor] (Guerini & Associati/ Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà, 2012). A native of Switzerland, she holds a PhD in international law and economics from Bocconi University in Milan and an MSc in anthropology and development from the London School of Economics.
Human development, dignity, quality of education, poverty, wellbeing, qualitative research
Quality of education in Uganda and wellbeing of aid workers