PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC)
Lauren’s PhD research looks at approaches to disability activism through a case study of community support networks for mothers of children with disabilities in Brazil. She holds an MA in East Asian Regional Development and an MAR in Thai Studies/Disability Studies from the University of Leeds. Lauren also coordinated the ESRC IAA project ‘Using international human rights mechanisms to highlight the intersection of racial, disability and gender discrimination in Brazil’ between the department of Politics, Vidas Negras com Deficiência Importam and Minority Rights Group International.
Alongside her PhD work, Lauren works at Minority Rights Group International, as coordinator of their Disability Intersectional Discrimination Project. This work involves supporting activists to engage in national and international advocacy to address intersectional discrimination experienced by persons with disabilities from indigenous and minoritized communities.
ESRC project page: https://minorityrights.