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Kathy Dodworth

Kathy Dodworth
Name
Kathy Dodworth
Title
Organisation
Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
Theories of Legitimacy, Social capital, Foucault, state-society relations, NGOs and Development, Non-state actors, Bourdieu, Ethnography, Tanzania, African studies
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/politics_and_ir/kathy_dodworth

PhD Title

NGO legitimation as practice: crafting political space in Tanzania

PhD Research

I'm interested in how non-state actors construct their authority with which to exercise their own forms of governance. I spent 2012-3 conducting ethnographic research with NGOs in Tanzania, mapping informal, mainly discursive, legitimation practices. I am particularly interested in how NGOs interact with local government and other agencies. I draw from Bourdieu, and a lesser extent Foucault, in employing practice-focused enquiry. Before coming back to academia, I worked on programmes for several  INGOs in sub-Saharan Africa in education and health. 

Currently...

...just back from mat leave, home straight to submission end of 2017!

Publications and Conference Papers

Teaching

I bring considerable teaching/facilitation experience from my previous NGO life. Nominated for EUSA teaching award 2014-15. Taught on the following:

  • Governance, Poverty, Development in Africa (PG) 2014-16, Lecture
  • Africa in International Politics (PG) 2015, Guest Lecturer
  • Africa in World Politics (Honours) 2015, Tutor & Guest Lecturer
  • Approaches to Politics and IR (Honours) 2012-14, Tutor
  • Research in Africa (PG) 2015, Guest presentation
  • Interpreting development institutions (PG) 2015-8, Guest presentation

Office Hours

Semester 1: drop me a line to meet.

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