Dr Emma Mawdsley


Vice-Principal, Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies

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College Jobs

  • Vice-Principal
  • Fellow A
  • College Lecturer in Geography
  • Director of Studies, Geography (Parts IA and IB)
  • Assistant Undergraduate Tutor
  • Assistant Graduate Tutor
  • Senior Treasurer of the Boat Club
  • Director of the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies

University Jobs

  • Reader in Human Geography


Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 333365

Email: eem10@cam.ac.uk

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  • BA Geography (1989-1992), St. John’s College, Cambridge
  • PhD Geography (1992-1996), St John’s College, Cambridge
  • Lecturer, Department of Geography, Durham University (1996-2003)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Birkbeck College (2003-2006)
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader, Department of Geography, Cambridge University (2006-)

Research Interests

After a decade or so of working on Indian regional and environmental politics, the last decade has seen a stronger focus on international development politics. In particular, I focus on the ‘rising powers’ (Brazil, China, India and others) as development providers – grants and loans, technical assistance, food and material assistance and so on. In 2015 I was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to conduct research on the Department for International Development (DFID).