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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 teaches Geography at Trinity College 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 also taught at the University of Vermont. At TCD he directs the Masters in Development Practice. 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 eight books, including The New Scramble for Africa (2nd ed., Polity, 2016), Development Theory and Practice in a Changing World (Routledge, 2019) and with Peter Kragelund and Ricardo Reboredo, Africa’s Shadow Rise (Zed, 2020). He sits on the boards of Political Geography, Economies and African Geographical Review and is a former editor of Irish Geography and editor-in-chief of Geoforum (Elsevier), and current associate editor of Transnational Corporations: Investment and Development published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He is a Fellow of Trinity College and member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences and received the Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang Distinguished Scholar Award in African Geography from the Africa Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers in 2018.

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