Gen is an MSc student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an alumna of SOAS, University of London where she studied International Development. She is interested in the application of anthropology to contemporary issues, particularly the insights it can offer to politics, mental health and activism. A particular tenet of this is exploring the reach of anthropology in the public sector and creating a more inclusive disciplinary space in the academy. Previous to studying Gen worked in the London charity sector supporting vulnerable adults through advocacy and mental health initiatives. She is based between London and Brighton in the UK.
Austerity and the COVID-19 Pandemic: in Times of Crisis it is Society that Sustains Britain
A decade-long assault on public services in Britain by the Conservative Party has left a welfare state ill-equipped to manage COVID-19. Yet, the British have rallied to protect the vulnerable reiterating the importance of society