Leder, Stephanie

Visiting Scientist

Profile
Selected NON-UNU Publications
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-EHS
    OFFICE:
    Environment and Migration: Interactions and Choices Section (EMIC)
    E-MAIL:
    leder@ehs.unu.edu
    NATIONALITY:
    Germany

    Research Interests

    • Agrarian change
    • Critical gender and development research
    • Feiminist political ecology
    • Geographical education for Sustainable Development
    • Water governance

    Education

    • ​PhD, Human Geography, University of Cologne, Germany
    • Masters in Geography, English, Biology, Educational Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany​

    Appointments

    • 2019 to date: Researcher at the Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
    • 2019 to date: Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    • 2017 to 2019: Postdoc at the Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
    • 2014-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow for Gender, Poverty and Institutions at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Nepal, and the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Program “Water, Land and Ecosystems”

    Biographical Statement

    Stephanie Leder received a four-year Mobility Starting Grant of FORMAS, the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning for the project “Revitalizing community-managed irrigation systems in contexts of out-migration in Nepal” (2019-2023) with collaborations as visiting scientist/fellow at IDE (UK), UBC (Canada), SIAS (Nepal) and UNU-EHS (Germany).

    From 2014-2017 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow for Gender, Poverty and Institutions at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Nepal, and led studies in inter- and transdisciplinary projects within the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Program “Water, Land and Ecosystems” in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

    She holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Cologne, Germany. She studied geography, English, biology and educational sciences at the University of Cologne and the University of New Brunswick, Canada. For her PhD thesis, she conducted empirical research on Education for Sustainable Development in policy, textbooks and practice by examining geography teaching on water resources at secondary schools in Pune, India.

    Her book “Transformative Pedagogic Practice” is published with Springer 2018. A 12-minute documentation on “Participatory Gender Training for Community Groups. Experiences from Nepal” can be viewed at IWMI-media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir0snUnE4mc&t=1s

  • Articles

    • Sugden, F., Agarwal, B.; Leder, S.; Saikia, P.; Raut, M.; Kumar, A.; Ray, D. (2020): “Experiments in farmer collectives in eastern India and Nepal: process, benefits and challenges” Journal of Agrarian Change. 1-32. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/joac.12369
    • – Leder, S., Khatri, D., Ojha, H., (2019): “EDITORIAL: Water security and inclusive water governance in the Himalayas” New Angle: Nepal Journal of Social Science and Public Policy 5 (1): 1-6. http://www.nepalpolicynet.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Editorial-article-2019.pdf
    • – Leder, S., Shrestha, G., Das, D. (2019): “Transformative engagements with gender relations in agriculture and water governance.” New Angle: Nepal Journal of Social Science and Public Policy 5 (1): 128-158. http://www.nepalpolicynet.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Leder-et-al-2019_TRANSFORMATIVE-ENGAGEMENTS.pdf
    • – Clement, F., Buisson, M., Leder, S., Balasubramanya, S., Saikia, P., Bastakoti, R., Karki, E., van Koppen, B., (2019): “From women’s empowerment to food security: Revisiting global discourses through a cross-country analysis” Global Food Security 23. 160-172.
      – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2211912417301086
    • – Leder, S., Sugden, F., Raut, M., Ray, D., Saikia, P.(2019): ”Ambivalences of Collective Farming: Feminist Political Ecologies from the Eastern Gangetic Plains” International Journal of the Commons 13(1): 105-129. https://www.thecommonsjournal.org/articles/10.18352/ijc.917/
    • – Leder, S., Clement, F., Karki E. (2017): “Reframing women’s empowerment in water security programs in Western Nepal” Gender and Development 25 (2). 235-251. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13552074.2017.1335452

    Books

    • Leder, S. (2018): “Transformative Pedagogic Practice. Education for Sustainable Development and Water Conflicts in Indian Geography Education” Singapore: Springer Publisher. Education for Sustainability Book Series. 308 p. ISBN 9789811323683 https://www.springer.com/de/book/9789811323683?utm_campaign=3_pier05_buy_print&utm_content=en_08082017&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=google_books#otherversion=9789811323690

    Book Chapters

    • Arora-Jonsson, S., Leder, S. (2020): “Gender Mainstreaming in Agricultural and Forestry Institutions” In: Sachs, C, Sexsmith, K., Jensen, L., Castellanos, P.: Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture. New York: Routledge. 15-31. https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Gender-and-Agriculture/Sachs-Jensen-Castellanos-Sexsmith/p/book/9780367190019
    • – Leder, S., Sachs, C. (2019): “Intersectionality on the Gender- Agriculture Nexus: Relational life histories and additive sex-disaggregated indices” In: Sachs, C.: Gender, Agriculture and Agrarian Transformations. Changing relations in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Routledge Earthscan. p. 75-92. https://www.routledge.com/Gender-Agriculture-and-Agrarian-Transformations-Changing-Relations-in/Sachs/p/book/9781138384941

    Reports

    • Leder, S., 2016. Linking Women’s Empowerment and their Resilience. CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).27p. https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/72489