Dr. Carolin Dieterle is an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the Department for International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on land conflict, property rights, and public authority in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on processes of land acquisition and dispossession. Carolin is interested in questions of land governance in the context of global and local politics, and the complex relationships between various forms of public authority, colonial legacies, and international policymaking.
Carolin holds a PhD in International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her PhD project studied the political economy of large-scale land investments and the diffusion of global governance norms in Uganda and Sierra Leone. Based on 13 months of fieldwork, her thesis explored the conditions under which voluntary guidelines and global norms for responsible investments gained traction in cases of large-scale land investments.
Carolin holds an MRes and MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BSc in Social Science from the Humbold University of Berlin.