Universitetsvej 1, 23.2
- Economics, Politics Population policy State-society relations
- Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights Gender and identity
- Health, Medicine Body politics Equity and health sector reform Health policy HIV/AIDS Reproductive health
- Industrial development, Development economics and planning, Developing countries Development technologies Development theory International aid politics
Lisa Ann Richey, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Doctoral School of Society and Globalisation
Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RU), Denmark
Date of birth: 08 02 1967 Married, 3 Children (born 1997, 2001, 2004)
Nationality: American Residence (permanent): Danish
Languages: English (native), Swahili (fluent), Italian (very good), Danish (very good), Spanish (minimal)
Harvard University, USA Post-Doctoral Research and Training, Anthropological Demography (2000).
Research Project: Methods, Meanings and Measurements in Contraceptive Decision-Making.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Ph.D. Political Science (1999).
Dissertation: “Development,” Gender and Family Planning: Population Politics and the Tanzanian National Population Policy; M.A. Political Science (1992).
Master’s Thesis: Kenyan State-Society Relations: Women, Biopower, and Sexuality.
Furman University, USA B.A. with High Honors Magna Cum Laude, Political Science (1989).
2012-present Director of the Doctoral (PhD) School of Society and Globalisation
2010-present Professor MSO International Development Stds., Dept. of Society and Globalisation, RUC
2005-2010 Associate Professor, Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University
2003-2005 Assistant Professor, International Development Studies, Roskilde University (maternity leave 11/2004-5/2005)
2003-2004 Soros fellowship “Reproductive Health and Rights Fellow”, Heilbrunn Dept. of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA
2001-2003 Project Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) formerly Centre for Development Research (CDR), Copenhagen (maternity leave 2/2001-11/2001)
2000-2001 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA
1999-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, Center of African Studies, University of Copenhagen
1997-1999 Paul Hardin PhD Research Fellow, Royster Society of Fellows, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (maternity leave 7/1997-12/1997)
1996-1997 Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Political Science, Furman University, South Carolina, USA
1989-1996 Teaching Assistant (during MA and PhD study), Dept. of Political Science, Institute for International Studies, and Dept. of African Studies, University of North Carolina, USA
Selected Grants and Research Projects as the single or lead PI
Danish Development Research Council (Forskningsrådet for Udviklingsforskning) (2004-2010) The Politics of Access to Anti-Retrovirals in the Treatment of African AIDS.
Columbia University and Soros Open Society Institute (2003-2004) Reproductive Rights Fellow at the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health.
Danish Social Science Research Council (2001-2003) Individual Research Project. Gender, Wealth and Modernity: Weaving International, National, and Local Interpretations of Population Policies in Uganda and Tanzania.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fellowship in Anthropological Demography, Dept. of Population and International Health, Harvard University (2000-2001), Post-doctoral research.
Paul Hardin Dissertation Fellowship, Royster Society of Fellows USA (1997-1998), dissertation, UNC-CH.
J. William Fulbright (Fulbright-Hays) Dissertation Research Fellowship(1995-1996), dissertation fieldwork in Tanzania;
Foreign Language and Area Specialist (FLAS) Fellowships (Fall/Spring 1994/95) from the University Centre for International Studies and Michigan State University (1994) for Advanced Kiswahili at the University of London School for Oriental and African Studies
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Fellowship (June-August 1995), advanced Kiswahili study in Tanzania.
Other professional responsibilities
PhD and Post-Doctoral (2) Supervision: PhD students from 5 different nationalities
Louise Nygaard Rasmussen (2008-2011) “Catholic practices of AIDS Prevention and Mitigation in Uganda” (co-supervisor with Niels Kastfelt, Copenhagen University)
Paola Colleoni (2008-) “Ecuadorian Indigenous Organisations: Reconfigurations in a changing global system”
Bent Steenberg Olsen: (2008-) “A Global Political Ethnography of Mozambican AIDS Treatment”
Rachel Spichiger (2009-) “Women’s land rights, access to land and perceptions on land tenure in Southern Africa: the case of Zambia” co-supervisor with Helle Munk Ravnberg, DIIS
Anne Egelund Ryberg (2010-) “Masculinity, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Zambian prisons”
Alexandra Cosima Budabin (2010-2011) “Citizens’ Army for Darfur: The Impact of a Social Movement on International Conflict Resolution, 2004-2008” co-supervisor David Plotke, Victoria Hattam, Jeffrey Goodwin, Ronald Kassimir, Dept. of Political Science, The New School for Social Research, New York)
Masheti Blantine Wangoyi (2011-) “Vulnerability of men to HIV and AIDS in Kakamega: the influence of social networks of men” (co-supervisor with Bodil Folke Frederiksen, RUC)
Peer reviewer for Duke University Press, and for the international journals New Political Science, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, Global Public Health, Africa, African Affairs, Politics and Gender, Population Studies, Journal of Modern African Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Medical Anthropology, Social Dynamics, European Journal of International Relations, Development and Change, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Global Public Health, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
Grant reviewer for ESRC (UK), Canadian Social Science Research Foundation, the Norwegian Research Foundation, and the United Nations (UNRISD)
Assessment Committee member for faculty tenure and promotion for the London School of Economics and Politics (UK), Univ. of Ottawa (Canada) and Cornell University (US).
Board Member for the Global South Caucus of the International Studies Association; Danish Universities Consortium; the Danish Network for International Health (ENRECA); Departmental Advisory Board, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University; the Center for Gender, Power and Diversity, Roskilde University.
Research Leadership Profile
Current Director of the PhD School in International Development Studies (administering 24 PhD students)
Founding Vice-President of the Global South Caucus of the International Studies Association
Member of Department of Society and Globalisation’s formal advisory committee
Co-founder of Roskilde University’s Center for Gender, Power and Diversity
Co-founder of a Ugandan-based network on the Social and Political Aspects of AIDS
Recent PhD courses attended by more than 20 PhD students, leading to the uptake of my research from the diverse disciplines of international relations, anthropology, public health and development studies.
Brand Aid: Shopping Well to Save the World (2011) Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. With S. Ponte. (research monograph) Sold 1500 copies in 1st 3 months; featured by the Univ. of Minnesota, a top-10 US academic publisher; received a Mellon-funded fellowship as part of the Quadrant Program; the topic of panels organized at the International Studies Association Meeting in Montreal (March 2011), the American Association of Geographers in Seattle (April 2011), the European African Studies Association in Sweden (June 2011), and the European Association of Development Institutes in the UK (Sept 2011), among others; featured on a US public television program (Bat of Minerva) and on popular blog sites, such as AidWatch and TripleCrisis; featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Boston Review and the Times Higher Education Reviews, among others.
Population Politics and Development: From the Policies to the Clinics (2008) New York and London: Palgrave MacMillan. (research monograph)
Women and Development: Rethinking Policy and Reconceptualizing Practice (2003), Editor with Frances Vavrus, New York: The Feminist Press. (research edited monograph)
International Peer Reviewed Articles
”Brand Aid and the International Political Economy and Sociology of North-South Relations”
International Political Sociology 7(1), forthcoming 2013. With S. Ponte.
”The Lazarus Effect of AIDS Treatment: Lessons Learned and Lives Saved,” Journal of Progressive Human Services 23 (3): 187-207. With L. Mubanda Rasmussen (2012).
”Mobilizing for Global AIDS Treatment: Clicking Compassion and Shopping Salvation” in Glocal Times/Nordicom Review Special Issue on Mobilizing communication globally: for what and for whom? Edited by K. Wilkinson and F. Enghel (2012).
”Counseling Citizens and Producing Patronage: AIDS Treatment in South African and Ugandan Clinics” Development and Change 43: 4 : lead article (2012).
“Product (RED): How celebrities push the boundaries of ‘causumerism’” special issue on 'The (new) borders of consumption', edited by Dwijen Rangnekar and John Wilkinson. Environment and Planning A. (2011) With S. Ponte. 43 2060-2075.
“Bono’s Product (RED) Initiative: Corporate Social Responsibility that solves the problems of ‘distant others'.” Third World Quarterly, (2009). 30(2), 301-317. With S. Ponte and M. Baab.
“Better (Red) (TM) than dead? Celebrities, consumption and international aid.” Third World Quarterly, (2008). 29(4), 711-729. With S. Ponte.
“Global knowledge/local bodies: Family planning service providers' interpretations of contraceptive knowledge(s).” Demographic Research, (2008). 18(17), 469-498.
“Science, Denial and Politics: 'Boundary Work' in the Provision of AIDS Treatment in South Africa.” New Political Science, (2008). 30(1), 1-21.
“TRIPs and Public Health: the Doha Declaration and Africa.” Development Policy Review, (2007). 25(1), 71-90. With S. Jessen Haakonsson.
"'Darwin's Nightmare': A Critical Assessment" Review of African Political Economy. No. 113, 591-608 (2007). With S. Ponte and T. Malony.
“’Lover’ ‘Mother’ or ‘Worker’: Multiple Identities in the HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Agenda in Tanzania.” (2005) African Journal of AIDS Research.
“From the Policies to the Clinics: The Reproductive Health Paradox in Post-Adjustment Health Care.” World Development. (2004) Vol. 32, No. 6, 923-940.
“Construction, Control and Family Planning in Tanzania: Some Bodies the Same and Some Bodies Different.” Feminist Review. (2004) Issue 78, November, 56-79.
“In Search of Feminist Foreign Policy: Gender, Development and Danish State Identity” Cooperation and Conflict: Special Issue on Feminist International Relations Theory and Nordic Cases, Lene Hansen, ed. (2001) vol. 36, no. 2 June, 177-212.
Selected articles, chapters and translations:
“Brand Africa: Multiple Transitions in Global Capitalism” Debate/Forum, editor and contributor with S. Ponte. Incl. R. Abrahamsen, D. Brockington, F. Cheru, G. Harrison, and C. Mercer. Review of African Political Economy 39(131): 135-149 (2012).
“Treating AIDS in Uganda and South Africa: Semi-Authoritarian Technologies in Gendered Contexts of Insecurity” in Gendered Insecurities, Health and African Development. Howard Stein and Amal Fadlalla eds., New York and London. Routledge. (2012).
“Drugs and Pharmaceuticals” in Encyclopedia of Global Studies, SAGE Reference project. Sage Publications, Incorporated (2012).
“Brand Aid?: How Shopping has become Saving African Women and Children with AIDS” in International handbook on gender and poverty, Sylvia Chant, ed. Edward Elgar (2010) with Stefano Ponte.
“The Rock Man's Burden? Product (RED), Celebrities and Women at the Frontier of Development Assistance” in The Fourth Wave: An Assault on Women. Gender, Culture and HIV in the 21st Century. Social Science Research Council-UNESCO volume, New York: Columbia University Press. Vinh-Kim Nguyen and Jennifer F. Klot, eds. (2010).
“Gendering the Therapeutic Citizen: A View from South Africa” in Reproduction, Globalization and the State. Carole H. Browner and Carolyn F. Sargent, eds. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press (2011).
“Reproductive Health, Family Planning and HIV/AIDS: Dangers of (Dis)Integration in Tanzania and Uganda” in Population Politics after Cairo, Mohan Rao, ed. Sage Publications (2010).
“HIV/AIDS Prevention and Population Policies in Africa” in Between Life and Death/Paradoxes of Social Engineering: Governing Population in an Era of Human Rights. Sabine Berking and Magdalena Zolkos, eds. (2009).
“Uganda: HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health.” In Where Human Rights Begin: Health, Sexuality and Women in the New Millennium. 95-126, Wendy Chavkin and Ellen Chesler, eds. Rutgers Univ. Press (2005).
“Gender Equality and Development Aid” in Foreign Aid In the New Global Economy. Peter Burnell and Oliver Morrissey, eds. Edward Elgar Publishing (2004) reprinted from the original in Foreign Aid and Development: Lessons Learnt and Directions for the Future, Finn Tarp, ed. Routledge: London and New York (2000). Italian update and translation as “La promozione dell’ uguaglianza di genere nelle politiche estere di sviluppo” in Biggeri, Mario, Advanced Topics in Development Aid, Milano: Franco Angeli.
“Development, Demographic, and Feminist Agendas: Depoliticizing Empowerment in a Tanzanian Family Planning Project” in Rethinking Empowerment in a Global/Local World, Jane Parpart, Kathleen Staudt and Shirin Rai, eds. Routledge: New York and London, (2002).
Selected Invited Presentations and keynote talks:
Invited Presentation for ‘Brand Aid: Book Launch,’ with Craig Calhoun Institute for Public Knowledge, New York Univ. USA, 23 March 2011.
Organizer: Roundtable at the International Studies Assoc. Annual Meeting, Montreal, 19 March 2011. ‘Brand Aid: Citizens, Celebrities and Consumption,’ With S. Guzzini, S. King, B.J. Parpart, L. Hansen and S. Ponte.
Invited Organizer and presenter, 13th Berlin Roundtable on Transnationality: Health Politics in an Interconnected World. Germany, 1-5 December 2010.
Keynote Presentation: ‘Victims or Citizens?: How African AIDS Treatment Reconfigures Sovereignty’, Violence, Intervention and Knowledge: Researching Victimhood with Civil Society, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6 Oct. 2010.
‘Anthro-politics and Development’, Invited presentation at the Max Planck Institute Conference on Bodies and Bodiliness in Africa, Moshi, Tanzania, 7-10 June 2010.
Keynote Presentation: ‘Good-looking Samaritans’ Shop til it Stops: Consumption, Development and African AIDS at NORDMEDIA 13-15 August 2009 Karlstad Univ. Sweden.
‘Treating AIDS in South Africa and Uganda: Semi-Authoritarian Technologies in Contexts of Insecurity’ Invited Presentation at the ‘AIDS, Gender, and Human Security in Africa' series, 9 February 2009, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Keynote Presentation: ‘The Rock Man's Burden: Gender, AIDS and Africa's New Frontier of Development Assistance.’ Gender and society workshop, Uppsala, Sweden April 2008.
Keynote presentation at the Cultural Production and Experience, Strategies, Design, and Everyday Life Conference, Roskilde, Denmark, 13 November 13 2008.
Keynote Presentation. The Branding AIDS Conference. New College, University of Toronto, Canada. Wednesday 17 October 2007.
Gendering the Therapeutic Citizen: ARVs and Reproductive Health. Invited Presentation at Rockefeller Foundation Conference on ‘Reproduction, Globalization and the State’, Bellagio, Italy, June 2006.
Selected Working Papers, Book Reviews, and Other Publications
Republic of Therapy: Triage and Sovereignty in West Africa's Time of AIDS: Book Review. Richey, L. A.22 Aug 2011, African Affairs 110, 441, p. 670-672.
'Afrikas hivramte må ofre sig for deres ufødte børn', Information, pp. 18. With L. B. Christiansen (2010).
'Kronik: Er der ingen mænd i Afrika?: På Experimentarium kan børn og voksne løse Afrikas problemer. Men hør, der mangler noget!', Politiken With B. Folke Frederiksen (2010).
''Bonos fond i mediemøllen': I sidste uge bragte nyhedsbureauet AP en historie, som hurtigt gav international mediegenlyd. Også herhjemme skabte den overskrifter som 'Bonos fond ramt af svindel – Danmark dropper støtten'', Information (2011).
'En håndbog for nutidige afropolitter', Magasinet - Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, vol 10, no. 1, pp. 20 (2010).
'Befolkningskontrol kræver frivillighed', Information. (2009).
'Etisk PR: Gammel filantropi i nye klæder', Information, pp. 12. With S. Ponte and M. Baab (2008).
Research Expeditions: Uganda 13 months total (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007; 2004, 2002); South Africa 12 months total (2005); Tanzania 25 months total (2011, 2002, 2000, 1996-1995, 1992).
Organization of International Conferences: Program Committee Member of the International Studies Association (for the Global South Caucus) for the Annual Meetings; Organizer of Berlin Roundtable on Transnationality.
International Academy Memberships: Pi Sigma Alpha (The American Political Science Honour Society), Phi Beta Kappa (The American Undergraduate Honour Society).
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