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Key Research Interests
I am interested in the techno-politics of the international development sector: in the play of power and expertise within development organisations and interventions. I am also interested in the intersection of the international development sector and broader capitalist processes.
- I am a Co-I on an ESRC funded projects, 'Development contractors and consultants: For-profit companies in the changing world of 'Aidland'" with Professor Emma Mawdsley as PI.
- I am collaborating with Dr Arun Kumar on contestation and negotation of management approaches in the UK aid sector
I received my LLB at the University of Edinburgh in 2001, where I received the Lord Cooper Memorial Prize. I received an LLM at Columbia University in the State of New York in 2003. I was awarded a PhD at the University of East Anglia in 2016. I am a social scientist with a focus in the sociology of knowledge in international development.
Following three years conducting research in Afghanistan (2004-2006), I spent four years working on the accountability of international development agencies. I have also extensive experience evaluating aid interventions, primarily governance projects.
1/05/23 → 30/04/26
Whitty, B. S., Jul 2019, In: Development Policy Review. 37, S2, p. O293-O309
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (SciVal)26 Downloads (Pure)
Valters, C. & Whitty, B., 11 Sep 2017, London: Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen Access