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Elise Klein

Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy

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Dr Elise Klein (OAM) is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Crawford School, ANU. Dr Klein has a Dphil in International Development from the University of Oxford and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University.

Her research interests include the rise of therapeutic cultures in policies, neoliberal subjectivities, economic rights, and decoloniality. Her two books include Developing Minds: Psychology, Neoliberalism, Power (Routledge), and Reading Amartya Sen’s Inequality Re-examined Study Book, (Mouseion/ Routledge).

Dr Klein has also two co-edited collections; Postdevelopment in Practice: Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies (Routledge) with Carlos Eduardo Morreo, and Implementing a Basic Income in Australia: Pathways Forward (Palgrave) with Jen Mays and Tim Dunlop.

Dr Klein has held various roles including working on the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Development and the Human Rights Committee within the United Nations General Assembly. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2019.

COVID-19 expertise

Dr Elise Klein (OAM) is a Senior Lecturer of Public Policy at the Crawford School. Dr Klein’s research into social security and unconditionality, women’s economic security, decoloniality and development and care contributes to debates on post COVID-19 policy design.

Research interests

Social policy
Feminist political economy
Critical development studies

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