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Chizu Sato is lecturer and researcher in Sociology of Consumption and Households. She received her doctorate and completed a graduate certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the United States. Her research interests lie in the areas of transnational feminist studies, Marxian theory, and international development studies with a focus on the intersections of women, empowerment and development. Her recent work appears in Rethinking Marxism, International Political Sociology, and Women's Studies International Forum.
Chizu is a member of the editorial board of Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society. Her current research investigates how Northern private led development practices, such as direct selling in the global South and ethical consumption via cause marketing in the global North, shape our identitiy and everyday practices and interact with the material and ideological structures that produce transnational inequalities.