Molly Sundberg

Affiliated Researcher at Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology; Affiliated

Email:
molly.sundberg[AT-sign]antro.uu.se
Visiting address:
Thunbergsvägen 3 H
Postal address:
Box 631
751 26 UPPSALA

Keywords: africa statebuilding rwanda anthropology of development foreign aid

I'm a researcher and lecturer at the Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University.

My studies in anthropology began in 2003 at Manchester University and ended with a Master's degree (Magister) at Uppsala University in 2007.

Following graduation I worked for Sida (Swedish International Cooperation Agency) for four years in Stockholm and Rwanda. In 2010 I enrolled in the doctoral programme in cultural anthropology at Uppsala University and defended my thesis in 2014 on civic education and everyday government in Rwanda. A reworked version of the thesis was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016 under the title "Training for Model Citizenship."

During 2016-19, following a year on parental leave, I undertook an individual research project financed by the Swedish Research Council on national or local staff working at the field offices of foreign aid agencies.

During 2016-17 I also undertook research in higher education, focused on student drop-out and retention patterns in the humanities and social sciences, together with Paul Agnidakis (PhD in ethnology). The study was financed by the Equal Opportunity Advisory Board, Uppsala University.

During 2020-2022 I am studying the growing influence of commercial actors in international aid and the relationship between private, public and non-profit development cooperation. The research project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

I am the coordinator of Virtual Seminar in African Studies, a collaboration between Uppsala University and Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.

I am also coordinating the Master's Programme in the Humanities, at the Faculty of Arts.

During spring 2021, I am teaching "Culture in Armed Conflicts" (15hp).

My current research project (2020-2023) centers on the growing influence of commercial actors in international aid and the relationship between private, public and non-profit development cooperation. The research project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (2015-03883).

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Molly Sundberg