Sylvia Chant

Sylvia Chant is professor of development geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K. where she is director of the MSc in Urbanization and Development. Elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2011, Prof. Chant has conducted research in Mexico, Costa Rica, Philippines and The Gambia. Her main interests are in gender and poverty, urban labor markets, rural-migration, and female-headed households, on which she has authored, edited or co-edited nearly 20 books.