Ioanna Gkoutna

Research Topic:

Bridging or Bonding? The conditioning effects of social capital on economic insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa
Government and Politics Network
Nuffield College
MPhil Comparative Government

I am an MPhil candidate in Politics (Comparative Government) at Nuffield College. My research lies in the fields of political economy and social policy, and my thesis considers the role of social capital in shaping patterns of economic insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa. I am also currently working as a research assistant for Schoolpol project. 

Prior to joining DPIR, I completed my undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1:1) at the University of Warwick. 


Research Interests

  • Social capital 

  • Education 

  • Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Greece 

  • Historical legacies 

  • Cultural persistence