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Vincent is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, working on his three-year project ‘Remittances and microfinance in times of compounding crises: Work, social reproduction and digitalisation’. The Fellowship is generating new knowledge on: (i) the emergence and strengthening of a ‘digital finance for climate resilience’ discourse that frames digital financial technologies as key in reducing risk to climate change and building climate resilience at the household and institutional levels; and (ii) whether and how new technologies such as credit-scoring algorithms designed by Fintechs might contribute to new and continuing forms of racial and gender inequality. 

He joined the Geography Department at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2020 as a Research Associate in a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) study in Cambodia and India (Tamil Nadu). The project explores the relationship between climate change, debt, migration and nutrition in Cambodia and India. It probes at the issue of how to ensure that 'climate resilience' through credit provisioning does not come at the cost of borrowers' emotional and bodily depletion in the context of daily and often slow-onset climate disasters.

Prior to joining Royal Holloway, Vincent completed his PhD at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). His PhD thesis looked at a global migration-development agenda that aims to leverage remittances for development by incorporating remittance flows and households into global finance. Based upon ten months of fieldwork in Senegal and Ghana, his research foregrounded a ‘hybrid’ understanding of uneven and contested geographies of financial incorporation in the global South that requires an integrative approach across economic, financial and development geography.  

Research interests

Political Economy of Remittances, (Digital) Financial Inclusion, Climate Adaptation, Migration-Development Nexus, Social Reproduction, Money and Debt, Geographies of Marketisation and Financialisation, 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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