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Dr Dorte Thorsen

Post:Lecturer in Migration and Development (Geography, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Anthropology, International Development)
Other posts:Co-Leader Mixed Methods Field Research (Geography)
Location:ARTS B B355

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678374
International:+44 1273 678374
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Dorte Thorsen is Theme Lead on gender dynamics and qualitative research in the Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium in the School of Global Studies. She is also Lecturer in Geography. 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 (Terre des Hommes, Save the Children, 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.


Theme Lead for Gender and Qualitative Research, Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium