Reflexive Writing

Rosalind Eyben is a historian, social anthropologist, and Emeritus Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Following a career in international development policy and practice that included working in many parts of Africa and later in India and Latin America, she became Chief Social Development Advisor at the UK Government’s Department for International Development, a role that she left to research and teach about power and relations in the international aid system.  Following her retirement, she became a student of modern British social history and has published three articles about catering sector workers at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Her most recent work is a biography of her father, John Horner and the Communist Party, Uncomfortable Encounters with Truth (2024). Her previous books include International Aid and the Making of a Better World (2014) and with Laura Turquet Feminists in Development Organizations: Change from the Margins (2013).