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Tammy Chen

Tammy Chen

PhD title: Tracking and analyzing experiences of intergenerational poverty through life histories of women in Burkina Faso.

Supervisor: Dr. David Clark


Prior to Cambridge, Tammy spent four years teaching French and social studies in a middle school in Toronto, Canada. Tammy holds a B.Ed in History and Geography from McGill University and a M.Ed in Education, Cultural and Policy Studies from Queen’s University.

Tammy is the president and co-founder of a Canadian registered non-profit organization called Bright Futures of Burkina Faso, which supports education and micro-lending initiatives in urban and rural communities in Burkina Faso.

Research Interests

Chronic poverty, intergenerational transmission of poverty (IGT), well-being, life histories, poverty dynamics, capability approach, gender.

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