Daniela is a Faculty of Social Sciences Research Fellow who is attached to both SPERI and the Department of Politics.She was previously a lecturer in the Department of European and International Studies at King’s College London. She completed her ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Birmingham on a critical engagement with mainstream IR’s engagement with Civil Society Organisations, particularly focusing on the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Afterwards she joined the University of East London as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She holds Masters Degrees in Public Administration, Political Science and Political Science Research Methods.Daniela has a broad range of research interests, increasingly focusing on gender, questions of social reproduction, critical theory and international political economy.
Her current research project ‘The Politics of Community‘ and the ‘Impact of Gendered Models of Production and Social Reproduction’ engages with the absence of a gender focus from research and political practice on community cohesion. The argument she develops is that community cohesion deepens a trend in public policy that is part of a process of global neoliberal restructuring that makes women both victims of public policy and criminalised by accompanying discourses and practices. Theoretically the project combines critical approaches in international political economy and criminology to develop a framework that captures broader changes in the welfare politics of Britain.