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Dr Daniela Tepe-Belfrage

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


    Research Interests

    My work focuses on social policy and gender from the vantage point of the political economy of social reproduction. My work on private debt, social care, troubled families and parenting is continuously producing new insights into our empirical and theoretical understanding of household economies, especially under conditions of austerity.

    I recently completed a research project on 'The Gendered Dimensions of the Troubled Families Programme' that engages with the absence of a clear Gender focus from Research and Political Practice on Community Cohesion and Family Intervention Politics in IPE. Further projects I am currently working on include work on debt and debt advice, together with Johnna Montgomerie, Goldsmith and a project on food and housing poverty in Liverpool (together with Claes Belfrage, University of Liverpool).

    I am a commissioner on the Political Studies Association Commission on the Crisis of Care in Austerity Britain, working together with Colleagues at the University of Warwick, the Fawcett Society and the Women’s Budget Group.Care Commission

    Awarding Body: UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
    People Involved: Daniela Tepe-Belfrage, Genevieve LeBaron (University of Sheffield), Johnna Montgomerie (Goldsmiths, University of London)
    Years Funded For: 2015-2017
    Amount: £30,000.00

    The Politics of Community and the Impact of Gendered Models of Production and Social Reproduction
    Awarding Body: Social Science Faculty, University of Sheffield
    People Involved: Daniela Tepe-Belfrage
    Years Funded For: 2013-2016
    Amount: £ 6,000.00