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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Tatiana Cary

Tatiana Cary
Tatiana Cary
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Gender and Development, Accountability, Public-private partnerships, Intersectionality and Inequalities, Feminist theory/research, Philanthropy, Governance, governance

PhD Title

Elite Philanthropy and Inequalities: understanding legitimacy and accountabilities

Tatiana holds an MSc from the London School of Economics in Gender, Development and Globalisation (Distinction). She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco focusing on youth programming and sport for development. She has experience in the social entrepreneurship sector working as the Venture Manager for Ashoka UK leading the search and selection of Ashoka Fellows in the UK and Ireland. She is also the Development and Administrative Assistant for the GenderEd initiative led by the School of Social and Political Science and hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). Her PhD research focuses on philanthropy, global governance, and legitimacy.

PhD Supervisors

Fiona Mackay

Jeff Collin


MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation- London School of Economics and Political Science 2016

BA International Political Economy- University of Puget Sound 2012


Chrystal Macmillan Studentship (2018-2021)

Puget Sound Dean’s Scholarship (2008-2012)

Puget Sound Merit Scholarship (2008-2012)

Diane Taylor-Palaro Scholarship (2010-2012)


  • English – Native speaker
  • French – Fluent
  • Spanish – Intermediate
  • Moroccan Arabic – Intermediate