Youjin Chung

Job title: 
Assistant Professor
Energy and Resources Group
Division of Society and Environment

As a broadly trained rural sociologist and human geographer, her research brings together the political economy of development, historical and feminist political ecology, critical agrarian and food studies, and African studies. She draws on ethnographic, historical, and participatory visual methods to examine the relationship between gender, intersectionality, development, and socio-ecological change in Sub Saharan Africa with a focus on Tanzania. She is interested in understanding how agrarian landscapes, livelihoods, and lifestyles articulate with capitalist forces, and how these processes of uneven encounter reshape the identities and subjectivities of rural women and men, as well as their relationships with the state, society, and the environment.


Country Expertise:

Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa