School of Social and Political Science

Tatiana Cary

Job Title

PhD Student

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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 was 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


  • 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)

Research interests

Research interests

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Gender and Development, Accountability, Public-private partnerships, Intersectionality and Inequalities, Feminist theory/research, Philanthropy, Governance.

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