Agriculture / Event / Women

The topography of money and networks of exchange between Maasai women: Seminar presentation

Julia Bailey, PhD Student, McGill University, CanadaJulia Bailey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University will on Thursday 25 October 2012, be giving a seminar at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi.

Bailey holds a Masters’ degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include gender and social change, pastoral livelihoods, social inequality and ethnography. Julia’s doctoral research examines Maasai women’s social networks and how they are used to access key cultural, economic and political resources.

Specifically Bailey looks at how pastoral women access and manage money to meet their household needs, including food security during periods of drought. Julia is affiliated with the Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) and is a member of the Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANND) at McGill University. She is also a visiting research fellow with the Poverty, Gender and Impact team of the Markets, Gender and Livelihoods theme at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi.

All ILRI staff and other interested parties are welcome to attend the seminar at Sierra meeting room, Mara house from 9am-10am.

2 thoughts on “The topography of money and networks of exchange between Maasai women: Seminar presentation

  1. Am a gender and home management officer with ministry of agriculture Kenya in a remote region of eastern province.am inspired by Julia’s area of study since that is what am doing. kindly is it possible to get her contacts .

    best regards

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s