Maria Angelica Thumala is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Catholic University of Chile and Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology of the University of Oxford. She has published on consumption, cultural change, development, and religion in Latin America and teaches Sociology of Gender and Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods. She is currently consulting for the World Bank on gender and conflict and has contributed to the book 'On norms and agency: Conversations about gender equality with women and men in 20 countries' as well as two Middle East and North Africa Regional Gender studies. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Philosophy and Social Theory from the University of Warwick.
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