About

Bachelor of Arts / Anthropology and Political Science / University of British Columbia / 2014

UBC Supervisor: Dr. Vinay Kamat


Research

Research Key Words:

NGOization, Post-development theory, Postcolonial feminisms, Intersectionality, Critical race theory, Empowerment discourse

My work looks at the sociopolitical effects of NGOization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a particular focus on the relationships between local and international NGOs working in women’s rights and gender empowerment. Through an intersectional feminist lens and drawing on postcolonial feminisms, I aim to question discourses of empowerment and how they operate in the NGO and development sphere and its focus on ’empowering’ women and girls.


Publications

Allan, E. (2014). Minority identities in a minority nation: A critical analysis of Quebec’s Interculturalism policy. The UBC Journal of Political Studies 16(1), 13-21.

Allan, E. (2013). Cultural appropriation, commodification, and the agency of the hip-hop artist. Student Anthropologist, the Journal of the Anthropology Students Association of UBC 2(1), 2-11.


Awards

Arts Graduate Research Award|SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Award|Faculty of Arts Graduate Award







|2016|2015|2015


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||MA, Socio-Cultural Anthropology


Bachelor of Arts / Anthropology and Political Science / University of British Columbia / 2014

UBC Supervisor: Dr. Vinay Kamat

Research Key Words:

NGOization, Post-development theory, Postcolonial feminisms, Intersectionality, Critical race theory, Empowerment discourse

My work looks at the sociopolitical effects of NGOization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a particular focus on the relationships between local and international NGOs working in women's rights and gender empowerment. Through an intersectional feminist lens and drawing on postcolonial feminisms, I aim to question discourses of empowerment and how they operate in the NGO and development sphere and its focus on 'empowering' women and girls.

Allan, E. (2014). Minority identities in a minority nation: A critical analysis of Quebec’s Interculturalism policy. The UBC Journal of Political Studies 16(1), 13-21.

Allan, E. (2013). Cultural appropriation, commodification, and the agency of the hip-hop artist. Student Anthropologist, the Journal of the Anthropology Students Association of UBC 2(1), 2-11.

Arts Graduate Research Award|SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Award|Faculty of Arts Graduate Award







|2016|2015|2015

LinkedIn

































||MA, Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts / Anthropology and Political Science / University of British Columbia / 2014

UBC Supervisor: Dr. Vinay Kamat

Research Key Words:

NGOization, Post-development theory, Postcolonial feminisms, Intersectionality, Critical race theory, Empowerment discourse

My work looks at the sociopolitical effects of NGOization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a particular focus on the relationships between local and international NGOs working in women's rights and gender empowerment. Through an intersectional feminist lens and drawing on postcolonial feminisms, I aim to question discourses of empowerment and how they operate in the NGO and development sphere and its focus on 'empowering' women and girls.

Allan, E. (2014). Minority identities in a minority nation: A critical analysis of Quebec’s Interculturalism policy. The UBC Journal of Political Studies 16(1), 13-21.

Allan, E. (2013). Cultural appropriation, commodification, and the agency of the hip-hop artist. Student Anthropologist, the Journal of the Anthropology Students Association of UBC 2(1), 2-11.

Arts Graduate Research Award|SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Award|Faculty of Arts Graduate Award







|2016|2015|2015

LinkedIn

































||MA, Socio-Cultural Anthropology