Join Us   An international, collaborative, and inclusive network

The Relational Poverty Network (RPN) convenes an international community of scholars, teachers, policy makers and activists working within and beyond academia, to develop conceptual frameworks, research methodologies, and pedagogies.

Relational poverty i) shifts from thinking about ‘the poor and poor others’ to relationships of power and privilege, ii) works across boundaries to foster a transnational, comparative and interdisciplinary approach to poverty research, iii) involves multidirectional theory building that incorporates marginalized voices to build innovative concepts for poverty research.

How to use this site:

The RPN website helps people working on relational poverty find one another, build new collaborations, share research, and exchange teaching resources. Search the site for keywords of your own project (i.e. ‘housing’); explore research perspectives from other places and disciplines; reach out to members to develop collaborations; visit the Resources page and share new materials; and find out about upcoming RPN events.