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Keywords: africa statebuilding rwanda anthropology of development foreign aid
I'm currently working as a researcher and lecturer at the Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University.
My studies in anthropology began in 2003 at Manchester University and ended with a Master's degree (Magister) at Uppsala University in 2007.
Following graduation I worked for Sida (Swedish International Cooperation Agency) for four years in Stockholm and Rwanda. In 2010 I began the doctoral programme in cultural anthropology at Uppsala University and defended my thesis in 2014 on civic education and everyday government in Rwanda. A reworked version of the thesis was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016 under the title "Training for Model Citizenship."
During 2016-19, following a year on parental leave, I undertook an individual research project financed by the Swedish Research Council on national or local staff working at the field offices of foreign aid agencies.
During 2016-17 I also undertook research in higher education, focused on student drop-out and retention patterns in the humanities and social sciences, together with Paul Agnidakis (PhD in ethnology). The study was financed by the Equal Opportunity Advisory Board, Uppsala University.
During 2020-2022 I will embark on a new research project funded by the Swedish Research Council, centering on the growing influence of commercial actors in international aid and the relationship between private, public and non-profit development cooperation.
I am the coordinator of Forum for Africa Studies, a university-wide centre for researchers working in and with Africa.
From April 2020, I will be coordinating the Master's Programme in the Humanities, at the Faculty of Arts.
I teach a number of courses, incl. Culture in Armed Conflict (15hp), and Antropologiska arbetssätt (7.5hp).
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