Department of Anthropology

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Dr Dorte Thorsen

Post:Associate Tutor (Anthropology, School of Global Studies, Sussex Centre for Migration Research)
Location:ARTS C School pigeon holes
Email:D.Thorsen@sussex.ac.uk
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Biography

Dorte Thorsen is an associate tutor in Anthropology. She held an international postdoctoral fellowship from 2012-2014 (funded by Danish Council for Independent Research – Humanities). After completing her DPhil in African Studies at the University of Sussex in 2005, she carried out research at the DfID-funded ‘Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty’ (2004-05, 2008-09) and at the Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden (2005-08). She has worked as an associate tutor at the University of Sussex, Brunel University and Brighton University and as a teaching fellow at the University of Reading (2010-12).

Dorte has done consultancies on children’s work and migration (UNICEF, CODESRIA and the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty), on the assessment of gender equality in Burkina Faso (SIDA), and she has been an expert witness for the Special Court on Sierra Leone.