Dr. Sohela Nazneen is a fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK. She leads IDS’ work on gender and politics and convenes IDS’ flagship MA on Gender and Development. Sohela’s work largely focuses on the politics of pro gender equity policy making, women’s empowerment, and feminist movements in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Sohela has published on these issues, including in World Development, Contemporary South Asia, Studies in Family Planning, Women’s Studies International Forum, Conflict Security and Development, Gender and Development. Her recent publication is a special issue on feminist protest and politics (Gender and Development, Vol 29). Sohela has worked as a consultant for FAO, SDC, UNwomen, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation– designing development interventions, and conducting policy analysis and programme evaluations.