Schofield, Daniela

Schofield, Daniela
Start date:
October 2023
Research Topic:
Gender and climate justice: informal street and market traders in Dar es Salaam
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Alison Brown
Supervising school:
School of Planning and Geography,
Primary funding source:

Although the importance of informal trading in cities of the Global South has been well documented, scholarship on gendered experiences of climate-related shocks by informal traders is lacking. Through my doctoral research, I seek to provide a timely linkage between scholarship on informal livelihoods and urban climate justice by applying a gender lens to traders’ experiences of climate-related shocks such as flooding and extreme heat.

My research will be undertaken through a location-specific case study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in collaboration with Equality for Growth, a Tanzanian NGO that supports the rights of female market traders in urban Tanzania.

Through this studentship, I hope to advance academic understandings of gendered responses to climate-related shocks and adaptations by traders and implications for gender and climate equitable urban policy.