This profile was current as of 2018, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Séverine Deneulin (DPhil, University of Oxford), a Kellogg visiting fellow for the 2017–18 academic year, is associate professor in International Development at the University of Bath, where she teaches in the MSc in International Development and Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice programs. In her research, she specialises in development ethics, poverty and inequality in Latin America, and the “capability approach” developed by economist and philosopher Amartya Sen.

At Kellogg, Deneulin will conduct research on engaging development policy and practice with religious traditions, using the capability approach as a bridge between religion and development policy. She will give special attention to the Catholic tradition and the areas of environmental protection and urban integration. Deneulin’s work draws on her active involvement in engaging religion and development in a marginal neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.

Her publications include Wellbeing, Justice and Development Ethics (Routledge, 2014), Religion in Development (Zed, 2009), Transforming Unjust Structures (Springer, 2006), and numerous journal articles. She is on the advisory committee of the Institute of Human Development in Latin America at the Catholic University of Peru. Deneulin has taught the capability approach at the University of Bethlehem, Palestine, Universidad Centroamericana, El Salvador, the Catholic University of Argentina, and FLACSO Argentina. While at Kellogg, Deneulin will also contribute to Keough School Master of Global Affairs seminars on development ethics and integral human development. In addition to her PhD in development studies, she holds an MSc in economics from the University of Louvain in her native Belgium.

Current Research

Engaging Development and Religion: Conceptual and Methodological Groundings for Critical Global Transformations