Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Séverine Deneulin

Severine Deneulin

Senior Lecturer
Director of Studies MSc in International Development

3 East 4.18
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6805

Current research interest
  • Development ethics
  • Religion
  • Social movements
  • Latin America


Séverine Deneulin is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Development. Her research specialism is in development ethics, poverty and inequality in Latin America, and religion in international development. She has particular expertise in the ethical framework developed by Amartya Sen known as the 'capability approach'.

She teaches a module on human development and the capability approach in the Masters in in International Cooperation and Development at the University of Bethlehem in Palestine, and, by distance-learning, in the MSc in Human Development and Public Policy at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Argentina.

During academic year 2017-2018, she will be a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute of International Studies/Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, to conduct research on the engagement between development and religious traditions.

Séverine holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and a DPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford.


  • The capability approach as ethical framework for policy analysis
  • Social movements
  • Religion and the interaction between the social sciences and theology
  • Theories of justice

Current projects


Read publications by Séverine Deneulin

View more publications »