I am American with a US education, but I have worked for nearly two decades in Denmark. Trained as a political scientist from a top 10 American political science department, I have over 20 years of work on values and international politics of humanitarianism. My research draws on the disciplines of political science, anthropology, geography, social theory and media studies. I work unequally well in English, Danish, Italian and Swahili. From global population policy to Ben Affleck’s work in Congo, I have examined the relationships between global values and local practices of ‘humanitarianism’ in five research programs.  I have spent a total of 51 months doing fieldwork in Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and Democratic Republic of Congo), and have also been involved in research capacity building partnerships.

I have been a Visiting Professor at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University in the US (2017-18) and at the Department of Sociology and International Relations at the University of Trento in Italy (2014).

Lisa Ann Richey

Professor

Room: DH.V.2.66

Tel:+4538153253

E-mail: lri.msc@cbs.dk

P R I M A R Y  R E S E A R C H  A R E A S


  • International aid and humanitarian politics
  • The aid business and commodification of causes
  • New transnational actors and alliances in the Global South
  • Development theories and representations
  • Global health, gender and intersectionality




S E L E C T E D P U B L I C A T I O N S


  • Richey, L.A. and A.C. Budabin (forthcoming 2021) Batman Saves the Congo: Business, Disruption and the Politics of Development, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (in press).
  • Richey, L.A. and L. Chouliaraki, eds. (2018) Everyday Humanitarianism: Ethics, Affects and Practices. Special Issue (40,4) of New Political Science.
  • Richey, L.A., ed. (2016) Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations: Politics, Place and Power, New York and Milton Park, UK: Routledge.
  • Richey, L.A. and S. Ponte, eds. (2014) New Actors and Alliances in Development Milton Park, UK: Routledge (Third Worlds book series).
  • Richey, L.A. and S. Ponte (2011) Brand Aid: Shopping Well to Save the World Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.




S U P E R V I S I O N


I am interested in supervising academically ambitious students working on Brand Aid and other forms of cause-marketing, North-South relations, the aid business, SDGs, humanitarianism, Africa, commodification, and ethical consumption. My strengths are interdisciplinary rigor, linking empirical analysis with critical theory and non-traditional ethnography. I have supervised 11 PhD students from 6 different nationalities, and over 60 Masters Theses.




C O U R S E S


At CBS:

  • Globalisering-Localisering
  • Brand Aid: Cause-Related Marketing, Celebrity Humanitarianism and Ethical Consumption





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