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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Dr Emma Mawdsley is Director of the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies and Vice Principal of Newnham.

Dr Emma Mawdsley studied for her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at St John’s College, Cambridge. She became Lecturer at the Department of Geography, Durham University, and then Senior Lecturer, at the Department of Geography, Birkbeck College. Since 2006, she has been based at the Department of Geography at Cambridge University, where she has been Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and now Reader.

Research Interests

Dr Emma Mawdsley explains her work

“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).”