University of south pacific
Claire Slatter taught Politics in the (then) Department of History/Politics at USP for 17 years before moving with her family to Wellington for three years. On her return she joined the Fiji Institute of Technology to help set up and teach mandatory ethics units. When FIT and other national tertiary institutions combined to form the Fiji National University a year later, she was appointed Head of the School of Social Sciences, and oversaw the establishment of undergraduate programmes in history and geography. She returned to USP in February 2012, where she joined the School of Government, Politics and International Affairs, teaching both postgraduate courses in the Governance Programme and undergraduate courses in Politics and International Affairs. Claire’s research interests include global development policy debates, the politics of economic and trade liberalization in the Pacific region, the implications and impacts of sectoral ‘reforms’ in Pacific Island states, and the economic rights of Pacific women. Claire has been actively involved in NGO work nationally and internationally. She is a founding member of the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum of Fiji which was originally established to build consensus on a democratic constitutional settlement after the 1987 coups. She is also a founding member (and current Board Chair) of the South-based feminist network of scholars and activists, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN).
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