Kate Maclean is Senior Lecturer in Geography at Birkbeck, University of London.
Kate is an academic who explores how economic development recreates and challenges gendered concepts, identities and experiences. She has conducted various research projects in Latin America, including work on microfinance, the used clothes trade, urban development and urban violence. She has published in various academic journals including Antipode, Political Geography, Development and Change and Gender, Place and Culture. Her 2015 monograph, Social Urbanism and the politics of violence: the Medellín Miracle, explores how the Colombian city of Medellín, once the most violent on earth, transformed to gain a reputation as a ‘model’ of urban development. Her latest book is an edited collection with the economist Dr Milford Bateman – Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon.