Katie Gallogly-Swan

Policy Coordinator, GDP Center and UNCTAD

BA, Harvard University
MA, SOAS University of London

Katie Gallogly-Swan is the Policy Coordinator for the joint project between the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on supporting a green and just transition of the world economy. Prior to joining the team, Katie worked at Oxfam and ActionAid as well as a range of grassroots organizations in Scotland focusing on economic, climate and gender justice. With experience in local, national and global policy campaigns, Katie is interested in how movements secure transformative change.

Katie sits on the board of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group, is a former co-Chair of the Women’s Economic Justice Working Group at the Gender and Development Network, and is a former steering group member on the Global Gender and Trade Coalition on behalf of ActionAid. 

Katie holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, where she won the Hoopes Prize for exceptional research, and a Master’s in Development Studies from the SOAS University of London, where she won the Development Studies Postgraduate Prize. Her Master’s dissertation focused on how the securitization of development finance connects to the labor control of refugee populations. 

Though based in London, Katie comes from Coatbridge, Scotland. She speaks French and is a learner of Arabic and Gàidhlig.

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