Ben Cislaghi

Assistant Professor
Centre for Gender, Health and Violence
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Ben Cislaghi, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Social Norms at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Centre for Gender, Health and Violence), where he coordinates a learning initiative on social norms and gender-based violence. He worked for various NGOs and International Organisations, including UNICEF, WHO, and ILO, and as a researcher with Stanford and Columbia Universities. In the period 2013-2016 he worked as the Director of Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation of the NGO Tostan, a leading NGO in the field of social norms change. His past research focused on how community-led development practices can help people renegotiate social norms and collaborate to increase their health and wellbeing, a topic he wrote on with Diane Gillespie and Gerry Mackie in Values Deliberation and Collective Action: Community Empowerment in Rural Senegal (2016, Palgrave Macmillan). He is interested in how community-based responses can achieve change in social norms and reduction in gender-based violence, and in the role of social norms among other factors in influencing people’s actions. His second book, Human Rights and Community-led development, is forthcoming with EUP.

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