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Meet our faculty 


Our staff have considerable experience in living and working in the developing world and most have engaged in policy-relevant research and consultancy work with international development agencies or non-governmental organisations.

Academic staff

Allen_Tim

Professor Tim Allen

Professor of Development Anthropology 
Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

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Professor Catherine Boone

Professor of Comparative Politics and African Political Economy

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Professor E A (Teddy) Brett

Professor of International Development

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Professor Ernestina Coast 

Professor of Health and International Development
Programme Director, Health and International Development

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Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

Professor of the Political Economy of Development
Programme Co-Director, Development Management

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Dr Tasha Fairfield

Associate Professor in Development Studies

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Dr Marzia Fontana

Guest Lecturer 

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Tim Forsyth

Professor Tim Forsyth

Professor of Environment and Development

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Dr Arjan Gjonça

Associate Professor of Demography 

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Dr Stuart Gordon 

Associate Professorial Lecturer in Managing Humanitarianism
Programme Director, International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies

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Dr Duncan Green

Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam UK, and Professor in Practice

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Dr Elliott Green

Associate Professor in Development Studies

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Dr Lloyd Gruber

Assistant Professor in Political Economy of Development

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Hochstetler_Kathy

Professor Kathryn Hochstetler

Professor of International Development

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Professor Jude Howell

Professor of International Development

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Professor Naila Kabeer (on sabbatical 2019/20)

Professor of Gender and Development 

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Professor Mary Kaldor

Professor Mary Kaldor

Emeritus Professor of Global Governance
Director, Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit

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Dr Sohini Kar

Assistant Professor International Development 

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Professor David Keen

Professor of Conflict Studies

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Dr Tiziana Leone 

Associate Professor in Health and International Development

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Dr Shirin Madon

Associate Professor in ICTs and Socio-Economic Development

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Mann_Laura

Dr Laura Mann

Assistant Professor International Development 

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Meagher_Kate

Dr Kate Meagher

Associate Professor in Development Studies

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Mkandawire_Thandika

Professor Thandika Mkandawire

Professor of African Development

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Dr Philipa Mladovsky (on leave for 2019/20)

Assistant Professor in International Development

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Naritomi_joana

Dr Joana Naritomi

Assistant Professor Development Economics

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Putzel_James

Professor James Putzel

Professor of Development Studies
Programme Director, Development Studies and Research

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Dr Sandra Sequeira

Associate Professor in Development Economics

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Professor Ken Shadlen

Professor of Development Studies
Head of Department 

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Dr Mahvish Shami

Assistant Professor in Development Studies
Programme Co-Director of Development Management

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Dr Rajesh Venugopal

Associate Professor in Managing Humanitarianism

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Professor Robert Wade

Professor of Political Economy and Development

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Dr Diana Weinhold

Associate Professor in Development Economics

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Dr Jonathan Weigel

Assistant Professor of International Development

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Fellows

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Allard Duursma

Research officer in the Conflict Research Programme

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Laura J Brown

Dr Laura Brown 

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr Vesna Bojičić-Dželilović

Research Fellow in the CSHS and the European Institute

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Regina Enjuto Martines

Dr Regina Enjuto-Martinez

Research Officer

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Dr Eyob Gebremariam 

LSE Fellow

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Dr Peter Ho

LSE Professorial Fellow 

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Gianluca Iazzolino

Gianluca Iazzolino

LSE Fellow

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Dr Jon Lunn 

Guest Teacher 

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Dr Stephanie Levy

Guest Lecturer 

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Ian Madison 

LSE Fellow 

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Rishita Nandagiri

LSE Fellow 

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Dr Naomi Pendle

Guest Teacher

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Dr Holly Porter

Research Fellow, Lead Researcher (JSRP)

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Dr Yuanyuan Qu

Research Officer

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Dr Alessandra Radicati

LSE Fellow

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Dr Ben Radley

LSE Fellow

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Dr Iavor Rangelov

Global Security Research Fellow

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Dr Jerome Roos

LSE Fellow

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Florian Schaefer

LSE Fellow

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Dr Moritz Schmoll

LSE Fellow

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Dr Rim Turkmani

LSE Research Fellow

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Florian Weigand

Dr Florian Weigand

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

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Visiting Fellows

Barber

Professor Owen Barder

Visiting Professor in Practice

 


 

Hanlon

Dr Joseph Hanlon

Visiting Senior Fellow

 


 

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Dr Fatima El-Issawi

Semior Visiting Fellow

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Perez

Professor Carlota Perez

Visiting Professor

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Visiting (Senior) Fellow appointments are intended to help Departments, Institutes and Centres to invite staff who are either practitioners or academics in other institutions to conduct research, or be involved in other activities which will benefit the Department.

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Affiliated staff

Dyson Tim, International Development, LSE

Professor Tim Dyson

Emeritus Professor of Population Studies

Tim Dyson is Emeritus Professor of Population Studies. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2001 and has held visiting positions at the Australian National University in Canberra, the International Institute for Population Sciences in Mumbai, and the American University of Beirut. In 1997 he was the lead speaker at the Oxford Farming Conference, and in 2015 he delivered the keynote address at the United Nations Commission on Population and Development in New York. Much of his research has involved studying aggregate demographic processes. 

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Maria del Pilar López-Uribe

María del Pilar López-Uribe

Maria received her PhD from the London School of Economics in 2018.  She studied economics and history at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. Maria’s research interests are at the intersection of Development Economics, Economic history and Political Economy in Latin America. She is particularly interested in the relationship between different collective action (social movements, producer organizations, local rural associations) and redistributive policies, as well as on their repertoires of contentions (riots, protests, local political parties) and their links to violence and conflict. To develop her projects, Maria has undertaken intense archival data to compile historical statistical information and build original historical municipal-level datasets that allow her to use quantitative methods and econometric techniques. She also has some projects on gender inequality in the long run and online drugs market.

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Nelson RuizGuarin

Nelson Ruiz-Guarin       

Nelson received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 2018. He wrote his dissertation about conflict, political selection, and the influence of money in politics. 

Nelson studies the political economy of development. He is particularly interested in electoral systems, political selection, the influence of campaign contributions in politics.

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James Walters 

Dr James Walters is founding director of the LSE Faith Centre which works to promote religious understanding and interfaith leadership among the LSE’s global student body, in government and to the wider public. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the LSE Marshall Institute and Chaplain to the School. He works with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote diplomatic engagement with religious communities and contributes to several interfaith initiatives in the Middle East. He has published a number of books including Baudrillard and Theology, Religion and the Public Sphere: New Conversations, Religious Imaginations and Global Transitions and Loving Your Neighbour in an Age of Religious Conflict. He was educated at Cambridge University and ordained priest in the Church of England in 2008 within which he is now a canon of Chichester Cathedral and represents universities on the General Synod, the Church’s governing body.

 

 

Professional service staff

PeterCampbell

Peter Campbell

Department Manager

Contact: P.Campbell1@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Drucilla Nelson

Deputy Department Manager

Contact: D.Daley@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Bree Pall

MSc Programme Manager

Course Administrator, MSc Development Management  

Courses:

DV410 / DV445, DV411, DV423, DV424, DV431, DV432, DV447, DV454, DV455, DV463, DV480

Contact: B.Pall@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Charlotte Mckay

MSc Course Administrator

Courses:

DV400, DV413, DV415, DV418, DV433, DV435, DV442, DV460, DV483, DV490, DV491, DV492

Contact: C.D.Mckay@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Maria Do-Prado

MSc course Administrator

DV407, DV420, DV421, DV428, DV434, DV444, DV453, DV456, DV457, DV458, DV462

Contact: M.A.Do-Prado@lse.ac.uk

 


 

Patel

Dipa Patel

Web, Communications and Events

Contact: D.Patel20@lse.ac.uk 

 


 

Salena

Salena Wang

Student Experience Officer 

Contact: Y.Wang296@lse.ac.uk 

 


 

 

Nina

Nina Craven

PhD Programme Manager 

Contact: ID.Research@lse.ac.uk

Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 12.00pm

 


 

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Anna Mkhitaryan

Programme Manager, Conflict Research Programmes

Contact: A.Mkhitaryan@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Amy Crinnion 

PA to Professor Kaldor and Research Programme Administrator

A.Crinnion@lse.ac.uk

Tel: +44(0)207 955 6419


 

Azaria

Azaria Morgan

Uptake and Communications Officer, Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit

A.Morgan2@lse.ac.uk

Research students

 

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Allison Benson-Hernandez              

Supervisor: Professor Jean-Paul Faguet              

Reseach interests: Political Economy, Rural Development; Institutions; Conflict, Latin America

ContactA.L.Benson-Hernandez@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Kara Blackmore

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen              

Contact: K.A.Blackmore@lse.ac.uk

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Anna Bridel

Supervisor: Professor Tim Forsyth

Contact: A.E.Bridel@lse.ac.uk

 


 

Carolin_Dieterle

Carolin Dieterle          

Supervisor: Professor Catherine Boone       

Contact: C.M.Dieterle@lse.ac.uk

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Cristin Fergus          

SupervisorProfessor Tim Allen 

Contact: C.Fergus@lse.ac.uk

 


 

Max Gallien,Research Student, International Development, LSE

Max Gallien                                              

Supervisor: Dr Kate Meagher              

Research interests: Political Economy; Development Politics; Informal Economies; Informal Institutions; Business-State Relationships; Smuggling and Organised Crime; Middle East and North Africa

Contact: M.Gallien@lse.ac.uk

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Isaac Haruna Ziaba  

Supervisor: Dr Elliott Green

Research Interest: Political Economy, Elections, Mining, Natural Resource Management, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, Transitional Justice, Party Competition, sub-Saharan Africa

Contact: i.haruna@lse.ac.uk

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ClaudiaHorn

Claudia Horn 

Supervisors: Professor Jude Howell and Professor Kathryn Hochstetler 

Research interests: political sociology, international development cooperation, emerging economies

Contact: C.Horn@lse.ac.uk

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Hosna Jahan

Supervisor: Professor Naila Kabeer

Research interests: Gender and economic development, capability approach, microfinance, political Islam, poverty, political economy of development

Contact: H.Jahan@lse.ac.uk

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Rornald Kananura

Supervisors: Dr Tiziana Leone, Dr Arjan Gjonça

Contact: R.M.Kananura@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Marietta Angeli

Supervisor: Professor Ken Shadlen

Research interests: Trade policy, international political economy, Rules of Origin 

Contact: M.G.Angeli@lse.ac.uk

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Sophie Legros

Supervisor: Professor Naila Kabeer

Contact: s.c.legros@lse.ac.uk

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Richard Mallett

Supervisor: Dr Kate Meagher

Contact: r.mallett1@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Michael Mbate

Supervisor: Dr Sandra Sequeira 

Research interests: Causal Inference,  Decentralization, Public Service Provision, Spatial Econometrics

Contact: m.mbate@lse.ac.uk

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Konstantinos Myrodias

Supervisors: Professor Robert Wade, Professor EA Brett

Research interests: Political Economy of Development; internal devaluation; structural change; industrial policy; Development Banks, IMF, Eurozone.

Contact: k.myrodias@lse.ac.uk

 


 

MeganRenoir

Megan Renoir

Supervisor: Professor James Putzel

Research interests: Conflict and peacebuilding; fragile states; donor approaches to aid delivery; civil society-state relations; political economy

Contact: m.d.renoir@lse.ac.uk

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Alice Robinson

Alice Robinson              

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen         

Contact: A.M.Robinson@lse.ac.uk

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Nicolai Schulz

Supervisors: Professor Catherine Boone, Professor Ken Shadlen

Thesis topic: 'Power of the Masses: Group Size, Attribution, and the Politics of Export Restrictions in Africa'

Research interests: political economy of development; comparative politics; industrial policy; commodity processing; corruption; green growth; mixed-methods; civil wars

Contact: d.n.schulz@lse.ac.uk

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Elizabeth Storer, Research Student, International Development, LSE

Elizabeth Storer                                        

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen              

Contact: E.Storer@lse.ac.uk

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Costanza Torre                                   

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen              

Contact: C.Torre@lse.ac.uk

 


 

Sam Vincent, Research Student, International Development, LSE

Samuel Vincent

Supervisors: Professor Mary Kaldor; Professor David Keen

Contact: S.Vincent@lse.ac.uk

 


 

YuezhouYang

Yuezhou Yang                                      

Supervisors: Professor Catherine Boone, Professor James Putzel

Research interests: Land tenure regimes, land based economy, political economy, Chinese investment, Africa

Contact: Y.Yang91@lse.ac.uk

 


 

 

Research Students based in other LSE departments

The students listed below are supervised (wholly or partly) by faculty from International Development but are based in the Department of Social Policy.

  • Valentina Iemmi (Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Professor Ernestina Coast, Dr Clare Wenham)
  • Nick Mathers (Supervisors: Dr Kitty Stewart, Professor Ernestina Coast)
  • Rishita Nandagiri (Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast, Dr Tiziana Leone)
  • Laura Sochas (Supervisors: Dr Tiziana Leone, Professor Ernestina Coast)
  • Joe Strong (Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast, Dr Tiziana Leone)
  • Orsola Torrisi (Supervisors: Dr Arjan Gjonca, Dr Berkay Özcan)