Department of Anthropology

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Dr Anke Schwittay

Post:Senior Lecturer in Anthropology & International Development (Anthropology, International Development)
Other posts:Head of Department of International Development (School of Global Studies)
Location:ARTS C C244
Email:A.Schwittay@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:6719
UK:01273 876719
International:+44 1273 876719

Research expertise:
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Biography

I obtained my PhD in anthropology from the University of California Berkeley, where I also taught at the School for Information and the Department of Anthropology. I was then at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand for five years, before joining the School of Global Studies in September 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and International Development.

I am also the co-founder and former Research Director of the RiOS Institute, a Silicon Valley based organization, and have been consulting for the World Bank Institute, the United Nation's Global Alliance for ICT and Development and RedR.

Role

I am the Head of the Department of International Development at the School of Global Studies. I am also the co-convenor of the MA Media Practice for Social Change and Development.