Wendy Harcourt joined the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University, The Hague, in November 2011 after twenty years working at the Society for International Development, Rome, as Director of Programmes and Editor of the journal Development. At ISS, she teaches social policy and undertakes research on sustainable development, ecology, movement organizing, sexuality, and gender. Her latest book Women Reclaiming Sustainable Livelihoods: Spaces Lost, Spaces Gained was published by Palgrave in 2012. Her most well-known book, Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development , published by Zed Books in 2009, received the 2010 Feminist Women Studies Association Book Prize. She is actively involved in several transnational feminist and civil society development networks.