Laura Beth Hooper

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Consortium Undergraduate Fellow 2014-2015
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Laura Beth Hooper is a senior International Studies major at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her research project during her summer 2014 internship was on the gender dimensions of water infrastructure development. She found the research so interesting that she decided to make it the topic of her senior honors thesis, which she wrote during her fellowship year at the Consortium.  Her thesis, “Water, Power, and Gender: Interrogating Development in the Slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh,” offers important insights into development, gender relations, the crises of water in Bangladesh, as well as a historical background to the “problem” of development, lack of effective state intervention and policy, and the innovative of work of NGOs to mitigate that. Click here to read it!

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Undergraduate Fellow
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