Dr Vincent Guermond

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Vincent is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, working on his three-year project 'Remittances in the Covid-19 era: Work, Social Reproduction and Digitalisation'. The project explores the drivers and ramifications of the digitalisation of remittances and financial inclusion in Senegal, Ghana and Cambodia.

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, 

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