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Pádraig Risteard Carmody

BA(Dubl 1990), MSc(Dubl 1994), PhD(Minnesota 1998), FTCD

Professor of Geography TCD

Member PL&AElected in 2018

Pádraig Carmody is Professor in Geography at Trinity College, the University of Dublin where he did his undergraduate and masters work and is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. His Ph.D. is from the University of Minnesota in the US, where after graduation he taught at the University of Vermont. At TCD he directs the Masters in Development Practice and CHARM-EU. His research centres on the political economy of globalisation in Africa and he has published in journals such as European Journal of Development Research, Review of African Political Economy, Economic Geography and World Development. He has also published nine books, including Africa’s Shadow Rise: China and the Mirage of African Economic Development (Zed Books with P. Kragelund and R. Reboredo, 2020), The New Scramble for Africa (2nd ed., Polity, 2016), the Rise of the BRICS in Africa (Zed, 2013) and as part of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers’ book series with Professor James T. Murphy, Africa’s Information Revolution: Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). He has won research grants from the United States National Science Foundation, European Commission, National Geographic and Irish Research Council, amongst others. He sits on the boards of Political Geography, African Geographical Review, Journal of the Tanzanian Geographical Society and Geoforum, where he was formerly editor-in-chief. He is currently associate editor of Transnational Corporations published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He is a Fellow of Trinity College and was elected to the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences in 2018. He has been chair of the Development Studies Association of Ireland and is co-Chair of the Global Association of Masters in Development Practice and sits on the Academic Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Development Goals Academy. 

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