Dr Elise Klein

Dphil Development Studies (Oxon)
Senior Lecturer, Public Policy
College of Asia & the Pacific
T: +61 2 6125 0672

Areas of expertise

  • Policy And Administration 1605
  • Economic Development Policy 160505
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Policy 160501
  • Anthropology Of Development 160101

Research interests

  • Social policy
  • Feminist political economy
  • Critical development studies
  • Decoloniality


Dr Elise Klein (OAM) is a Senior Lecturer of Public Policy at the Crawford School, ANU. Dr Klein has a Dphil in International Development from the University of Oxford and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University. Her research interests include the rise of therapeutic cultures in policies, neoliberal subjectivities, economic rights, and decoloniality. Her two books include Developing Minds: Psychology, Neoliberalism, Power (Routledge), and Reading Amartya Sen’s Inequality Re-examined Study Book, (Mouseion/ Routledge). Dr Klein has also two co-edited collections; Postdevelopment in Practice: Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies (Routledge) with Carlos Eduardo Morreo, and Implementing a Basic Income in Australia: Pathways Forward (Palgrave) with Jen Mays and Tim Dunlop.

Dr Klein has held various roles including working on the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Development and the Human Rights Committee within the United Nations General Assembly. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2019.




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