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Professor Leonard Wantchekon is a Centennial Professor at LSE for 2018/2019 academic year. He is a Professor of Politics and International Affairs and associated faculty in the Economics department at Princeton University.
Karin Barber is a Centennial Professor in Anthropology. Her research focuses on Yoruba oral literature, popular theatre and print culture, with wider comparative work on popular culture and the anthropology of texts.
Dr Grace Akello is a Ruth Glass Memorial Fellow in the Department of International Development and FLCA Visiting Professor. Since 2012, Grace has also been a Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre in Leiden University.
Dr Michael Amoah specialises in African Politics, International Politics of Africa, Foreign Policy, Conflict and Security. He also has interests in International Political Economy, Development Studies and International Development.
Dr Fatima el Issawi is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Essex, focussing on the intersection between media, politics and conflict in North Africa. She is the PI for Arab Media and Transitions to Democracy.
Dr Anna Macdonald works on the Politics of Return project, the Centre for Public Authority and International Development and the Conflict Research Programme, where she researches ideas of public authority and legal pluralism in the Horn of Africa.
Dr Rebecca Tapscott is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, focusing on the relationship between violence and governance in illiberal democratic regimes.
Keren Weitzberg is an interdisciplinary historian who works at the intersection of migration studies, critical race studies, and science and technology studies. Her current project investigates biometric registration in Kenya.
Lars Williams is a Visiting Fellow at the FCLA and a former PhD student in the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has published on the experience of trauma in the aftermath of war in northern Uganda.
Vanessa Iwowo is Lecturer in Organisational Psychology. She is an award-winning management scholar whose research focuses on ways of enhancing leadership development in international contexts.
Gianluca Iazzolino is a post-doctoral research fellow at the FLCA. His main research interests are ICTs, digital finance and informal economy with a focus on the relationship between technological innovation and power dynamics.
Georgina is a research fellow on the LEAD Project and is a Clinical Lecturer in Public Health in the Population Health Research Institute at St George’s, Uni. of London. She holds a PhD from LSE's Department of International Development.
Bathsheba Okwenje is a Ugandan artist currently living in Rwanda. Her work is based at the intersection of information practices and aesthetics, investigating hidden histories, the interior lives of people and the interactions between them.
Moritz Schuberth is a security and development expert with extensive experience managing projects and conducting research in fragile and conflict-affected settings. He works at UNODC as Associate Expert in Evaluation.
Dr Theresa Jones is a mental health specialist, currently leading the mental health and psychosocial support unit at Anthrologica, where she works across emergency response and humanitarian preparedness.
Maria works at the intersection of Development Economics, Economic History and Political Economy, interested land, conflict, gender and social movements. She is Assistant Professor in at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá.
Juliet is a leader in the application of anthropology in global health and has extensive experience managing complex qualitative and mixed-methods research and evaluations. Juliet founded the organisation Anthrologica in 2008.
Kara Blackmore is an anthropologist, curator and writer working at the intersection of arts, culture and social repair after conflict. For more than a decade she worked with NGOs, governments, corporate entities, cultural institutions and local communities across East and Southern Africa.
Cristin Alexis Fergus is Lead Investigator for the LEAD Project and PhD researcher in the LSE Department of International Development, where she examines aspects of evidence for decision-making within global health.
Carolin Dieterle is a PhD Candidate at the LSE Department for International Development. She studies large-scale land investments in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Uganda and Sierra Leone and the concept of ‘inclusive growth’.
Liz Storer (@lizziestorer) is a PhD student in LSE's Department of International Development. Working with Lugbara speaking communities, her research focusses on how individuals and groups in the region define wrongdoing, injustice and forms of public authority in dispute resolution.
For the full list of researchers at the Centre for Public Authority and International Development please follow the link here.
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