Rachel Gordon

Rachel GordonResearcher, Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

Rachel joined the Feinstein Center in 2012 and is working with Drs. Dan Maxwell and Dyan Mazurana in the DFID-funded Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) as a Researcher.

Rachel is a Researcher at the Feinstein International Center. Her research interests include livelihoods, human security, and ongoing violence during ‘post-conflict’ transitions, the politics of humanitarian action and the relief/development dichotomy, and gender analysis in complex emergencies. She has previously been involved in FIC projects on livelihoods and disaster risk reduction, MIT/USAID’s Urban Resilience in Chronic Violence project, and the international Gender and Disaster Network, as well as risk and crisis management for international education and development organizations. Rachel received dual Master’s degrees from The Fletcher School and the department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning at Tufts University in 2012, with a focus on urban resilience and human security.

Publications with the SLRC:

In the eye of the storm: An analysis of internal conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

FIC Publications

Looking back to look ahead? Reviewing key lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan
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This paper reviews large-scale humanitarian operations in South Sudan, focusing on what lessons can be learnt from Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS). The paper is structured as follows: The first section…

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Briefing Paper: Recovery in Northern Uganda How are people surviving post-conflict?
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Briefing Paper: The impact of serious crimes during the war on households today in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Briefing Paper: The war-wounded and recovery in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Surveying livelihoods, service delivery and governance – baseline evidence from Uganda
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In 2012/13, SLRC implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, exposure to…

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Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Uror and Nyirol counties, South Sudan
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This report is based on qualitative fieldwork conducted in Uror and Nyirol Counties, Jonglei State, South Sudan and a household survey conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…

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In the eye of the storm: An analysis of internal conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State
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By Rachel Gordon | March 2014

The violent political crisis that has engulfed South Sudan since mid-December 2013 has awakened the world to the fundamental lack of stability in the world’s newest country. Unfortunately, the situation…

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News Items

Mazurana, Gordon and Van Leuven preview book chapter on gender and ISIL
August 20, 2015

Dr. Dyan Mazurana, FIC’s Research Director on Gender, Youth, and Community, along with Researcher Rachel Gordon and Dallin Van Leuven, have authored a series of blog posts previewing their latest…

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Dan Maxwell, Rachel Gordon and SLRC colleagues release new Working Paper on South Sudan
May 28, 2015

Dr. Dan Maxwell, Rachel Gordon and their colleagues on the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) project have just released a new working paper on questions and challenges raised by a…

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FIC faculty and researchers participate in ‘Lean Research’ initiative
April 16, 2015

On April 15, 2015, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MIT D-Lab, and Feinstein International Center co-hosted Lean Lab, a day-long convening to reflect on the Lean Research initiative…

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