School of Social and Political Science

Sangwon Park

Job Title

[PhD Working Title]: The Role of Girls' Education in Promoting Gender Equality in Post-Genocide Rwanda

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Mobile telephone number
+33 (0)6 06 48 99 18



Academic Credentials

PhD Candidate in International Development, University of Edinburgh, UK

MSc in Development Administration and Planning, University College London, UK

BA in International Relations, University of Southern California, USA


Nominated for the 2020-2021 'Student Tutor of the Year' Award.

[2020-2021/Tutor] Gender and Development (PG / Semester 2)

[2020-2021/Tutor] International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond (UG / Semester 1)

[2019-2020/Mentor] Three Master's Students (MSc in Africa and International Development)

Nominated for the 2019-2020 'Student Tutor of the Year' Award.

[2019-2020/Tutor] International Development: Research Design and Practice (PG / Semester 2)

[2019-2020/Tutor] Analysing Development (PG / Semester 2)

[2019-2020/Tutor] International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond (UG / Semester 1)


Park, S. (2020) "Does Girls' Education Lead to Gender Equality? Qualitative Evidence from Post-Genocide Rwanda", in K. Jones, C. Collins, M. Davies, M. Della Giusta and G. James (Eds.), The 3rd International Conference on Gender Research, University of Reading (Virtual Conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic), 16-17 July 2020 (postponed from 2-3 April 2020), pp. 277-283.

Park, S. and Shema, C. (2019) "Preparing for Research Abroad: Fieldwork Requirements in Rwanda" London School of Economics Field Research Method Lab, 26 November.

Park, S. (2018) "Book Review of Michael Kevane's 'Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works'" International Feminist Journal of Politics, 20 (3): 470-472.

Park, S. (2018) "Gender Quotas in Africa: Does Higher Representation of Women Result in Their Empowerment?" National Institute for African Studies, 12 January.

Languages Spoken

Korean (Native), English (Fluent) & French (Working Proficiency)


Dr Radhika Govinda, Sociology Department

Dr Jean-Benoît Falisse, Centre of African Studies


Advanced HE (UK Higher Education Academy) - Associate Fellow

Development Studies Association (DSA) - Member

Research interests

Research interests

Rwanda, Gender & Development, Education, Decolonisation of Knowledge, Masculinities, Men-Engage Approach, Politics of International Development, Qualitative Methods, East Africa