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Transnational Corporations: Investment and Development
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland And University Of Johannesburg, South Africa
African Development, Globalization, Rising Powers In Africa, ICT In Development, Land, Civil Society, Industrial Policy, Urbanization, Geopolitics, Governance
Pádraig Carmody teaches Geography at Trinity College, the University of Dublin where he did his undergraduate and masters work and is a visiting associate professor 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), 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. His current research examines pathways to generative urbanization in Africa. He sits on the board 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 was elected to 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.