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Molly SundbergBiträdande lektor, Fil dr, Studierektor global utveckling

Om mig

I am an assistant professor/senior associate lecturer in social anthropology at the Dept. of Social Anthropology.

I am also Director of Studies for the Bachelor’s Programme in Global Development.

Currently, I am pursuing a research project financed by the Swedish Research Council on for-profit aid and development contracting (2020-2024). 

My main research interests concern development, aid, governance, security and organization. I defended my PhD thesis in cultural anthropology at Uppsala University in 2014 on the topic of civic education and state-making in post-genocide Rwanda. After that I did a research project on  locally recruited development experts among foreign state agencies in Dar es Salaam Tanzania (2017-2020, funded by the Swedish Research Council). I have also undertaken resarch on student dropout and retention in higher education (2016-2017, together with Paul Agnidakis).

Before I began my PhD studies (2010-2014), I worked for Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) during four years, in Stockholm and Kigali (2007-2010).

During my time at Uppsala University, I was Coordinator of Forum for Africa Studies, a multidisciplinary center supporting Africa-oriented research, higher education, and inter-institutional collaborations within Uppsala University and between Uppsala University and universities in Sweden, Europe and Africa.

My teaching focuses on development studies, conflict studies, African studies and anthropological methods.