Climate change: the impact on women in the global south.

This is a Politics Subject Spotlight with Professor Tamsin Bradley from the University of Portsmouth. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Politics.

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In this fascinating and eye-opening Subject Spotlight, Professor Tamsin Bradley presents: Climate Change: the impact on women in the Global South - a topical and intriguing look at the impact of climate change on the lives of women and girls in less economically stable regions. She begins by explaining what is meant by the Global South, how colonialism has impacted this artificial divide, and the correlation between climate change and colonialism, before exploring gender as a social and cultural construct, looking specifically at the link between gender as a construct and vulnerability, and discussing the intersections between gender, climate change and vulnerability in episode 2. During episode 3, Tamsin presents an overview of Somaliland, including its geography, history and politics, as well as a look at society within Somaliland and the impact of climate change on the country. To conclude, Tamsin looks at why the West is not doing more to tackle climate change and help the Global South, presents an intriguing research activity for you to take part in, and concludes with some insight into climate change awareness.

About University of Portsmouth

Based in the heart of the UK's only island city, the University of Portsmouth is committed to giving every student a life-changing experience. Outstanding teaching and wide-ranging support make for a lively community where students develop skills and confidence for a rewarding career. The campus is a compact site that's interwoven with the city and is just steps away from the beautiful seafront. Portsmouth is committed to their students’ futures too, with 94% of graduates in work or further study, and they offer a broad range of degrees across subjects including business, creative and cultural industries, humanities, law, sciences, social sciences, and technology. Learners will be able to access plenty of options for professional development through placement, work experience and volunteer opportunities. In addition, a dedicated careers and employability service is on hand with expert advice so Portsmouth's students are well placed for success and are given support well beyond graduation.

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Professor Tamsin Bradley

Professor Tamsin Bradley works in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the School of Area Studies, Sociology, History, Politics and Literature, at the University of Portsmouth. Tamsin joined the University of Portsmouth as a Lecturer in September 2011, and was promoted to Professor in September 2017. She began her academic career with a degree in Politics and the Study of Religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London in 1996. In 1997, she completed an MA in Social Anthropology of Development at SOAS. Following her MA, she completed a PGCE at the University of Cambridge, before returning to SOAS for her PhD. Tamsin’s thesis, "Challenging the NGOs: Women, Religion and Western Dialogues in India", was published as a book by Bloomsbury Academic in 2006. Tamsin has also worked as a Tutor in International Development Studies at the University of East Anglia, a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at London Metropolitan University, and a Lecturer of Gender Studies at the University of London. She is currently working with Plan International on a project working to end violence against children in South Sudan. She has also worked on various projects with Stop Domestic Abuse in Havant. Tamsin recently released a report in collaboration with the charity and the Home Office. Tamsin’s main research interest is in ending violence against women and girls, including harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa (Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, Somalia), breast ironing in West and Central Africa, rape, harassment and dowry-related violence in India, violence against women generally in South Sudan, direct links between women, violence and displacement in Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar, and also links between women, work and violence in Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. Her research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, and she has worked in close collaboration with research networks, NGOs and affected communities. 

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