Brady G'sell's research examines the intersection of citizenship, kinship, and economy in the everyday lives of South African families. As the availability of wage labor declines globally, she researches how women rework the obligations entailed by kinship and citizenship in order to combat their social and economic insecurity. Drawing on approaches from feminist anthropology, women’s history, and gendered theories of capital, her work considers how intimate relationships—such as those between couples or kin—reproduce or transform both economic inequalities and political belonging. She addresses these questions in South Africa, where gender, race, and work mark the shifting boundaries of political inclusion.
Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, CLAS