Personal profile


I am Assistant Professor in Global Political Economy at the Department of Social Sciences and Business at RUC since February 2022, and have been a guest researcher and post-doc at RUC since 2017. Before joining RUC I worked for many years at the School of Global Studies at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, from where I also have my PhD in Peace and Development Research.

My areas of research interest revolve around social, political and economic conditions of international development in a broad sense. My previous and current research activities include the following themes: the political economy of social cash transfers; the political economy of agricultural investments; investments in land and land conflicts; informal social safety nets; small business owners' role in reconstruction after war; corruption; social responsibility of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); social embeddedness of economic and political actors; critical perspectives on the development discourse, etc. Empirically my research focuses on Eastern and Southern Africa, with particular emphasis on Uganda.

My current research activities include research within the CASH-IN programme (add link), which focus on the political dimensions and impact of social cash transfers by non-state actors in Uganda and Tanzania. Furthermore, I am finalising publications in relation to my previous post-doc project on relations between investors and smallholders in agricultural investments in Uganda.

I am teaching within the Master programme on Global and Development Studies, the International Bachelor of Social Science programme and I am involved in developing the new Master programme on Socioeconomics Sciences.

In addition to a PhD in Peace and Development Research I have a BA in Business Administration and Economics and an MA in Economics, based on studies at Linköping University, University of East Anglia (UK) and University of Gothenburg.

I also have a previous career as an independent consultant within international development cooperation, primarily working with evaluations, sector studies and organisational assessment and development.

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