Miriam Hird-Younger

I am a PhD Candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Department of Anthropology, collaborative with Women and Gender Studies, at the University of Toronto.I have spent the last nine years working and researching in the development sector in West Africa. My research explores the ways that moral discourses, like trust and mistrust, are negotiated in the politics of international development. My dissertation focuses on the experiences of civil society participating in development partnerships and networks in Ghana.

I am pleased to be contributing to the University Worlds project through research on the university as a financial actor, specifically exploring recent capital projects on campus. I am also supporting research conducted by the project on the experiences and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.