lrimsc

Department of Management, Society and Communication

Lisa Ann
Richey
Professor


Room: DAL/2V.066
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+4538153253
E-mail: lri.msc@cbs.dk
Lisa Ann Richey
Presentation

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).

Primary research areas
  • 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
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Courses

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

Supervision

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.

Selected publications

Richey, L.A. and L. Chouliaraki, eds. (forthcoming 2018) Everyday Humanitarianism: Ethics, Affects and Practices. Special Issue of New Political Science.

Richey, L.A., ed. (2015) Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations: Politics, Place and Power, New York and Milton Park, UK: Routledge.

Richey, L.A. and S. Ponte (2011) Brand Aid: Shopping Well to Save the World Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Richey, L.A. and Christiansen, L.B. (2018) “Afropolitanism, Celebrity Politics and Iconic Imaginations of North-South Relations” African Affairs. 117(467): 238-260.

Richey, L.A. (2016) “Tinder Humanitarians’: the moral panic around representations of old relationships in new media” Javnost-the Public. 23(4): 398-414.

Publications List
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2018
Lisa Ann Richey / Advocacy Narratives and Celebrity Engagement : the Case of Ben Affleck in Congo.
In: Human Rights, Vol. 40, 23.5.2018, p. 260-286
Journal article > peer review
Lisa Ann Richey; Lene Bull Christiansen / Afropolitanism, Celebrity Politics, and Iconic Imaginations of North–South Relations
In: African Affairs, Vol. 117, No. 467, 2018, p. 238-260
Journal article > peer review
Lisa Ann Richey / Conceptualizing “Everyday Humanitarianism” : Ethics, Affects, and Practices of Contemporary Global Helping.
In: New Political Science, Vol. 40, No. 4, 12.2018, p. 625-639
Journal article > peer review
2017
Lisa Ann Richey / Celebrity-led Development Organisations : the legitimating function of elite management.
In: Third World Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 9, 22.5.2017, p. 1952-1972
Journal article > peer review
Lisa Ann Richey / Everyday Humanitarianism: Ethics, Affects and Practices : Special Issue Call For Papers.
In: New Political Science, Vol. 39, No. 2, International Research Conference on Everyday Humanitarianism, 2017, p. 314-316
Conference article in journal > peer review
Lisa Ann Richey / Humanitarianism
15.9.2017
Net publication - Internet publication > peer review
2016
Lisa Ann Richey / 'Tinder Humanitarians' : The Moral Panic Around Representations of Old Relationships in New Media.
In: Javnost - The Public, Vol. 23, No. 4, 24.11.2016, p. 398-414
Journal article > peer review
Lisa Ann Richey / Celebrities in International Affairs
In: Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews. : Oxford University Press 2016, p. 1-22
Book chapter > peer review
Lisa Ann Richey / Celebritizing Conflict : How Ben Affleck Sells the Congo to Americans.
In: Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, Vol. 7, No. 1, 25.3.2016, p. 27-46
Journal article > peer review
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