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Shahra Razavi

Chief of Research and Data, UN Women

Shahra Razavi is the Chief of the Research & Data Section at UN Women, where she is research director of UN Women’s flagship reports, including Progress of the World’s Women. Prior to joining UN Women, Razavi was a senior researcher at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and Visiting Professor at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies at Universities of Bern and Fribourg. She specializes in the gender dimensions of development, with a particular focus on work, social policy, and care. Her publications include Seen, Heard and Counted: Rethinking Care in a Development Context (2011, Blackwell), The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization (2009, Routledge) and Gender Justice, Development and Rights (with Maxine Molyneux, 2002, Oxford University Press). Razavi received her bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her master’s and doctorate from Oxford University.