ArtisanMy dissertation research asks the question: What factors related to the structure of employment influence empowerment for women? 

Using comparative case study methods, I will look at women’s formal employment in three different sectors in Uganda: coffee, beer brewing, and crafts.

Through this work, I hope to add a deeper understanding of the relationship between industry and women’s experience of power in the global south. In addition to enriching existing theories of women’s empowerment, this research will also seek to inform the practice of women’s empowerment programming in global development projects.