Profile
Rebecca Tapscott

Rebecca TAPSCOTT

VISITING LECTURER, INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMMES
Ambizione Research Fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Areas of expertise
  • Democratic governance
  • Democratic participation
  • State-building
  • Armed conflicts, violence
  • Critical security studies
  • Ethics of qualitative research
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Subsaharan Africa

PROFILE
 

Rebecca Tapscott is an Ambizione Research Fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and a visiting fellow at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the London School of Economics. Her research interests include political violence, security, and non-democratic regimes; gender—particularly masculinities—political subjectivities in hybrid regimes; and institutions of ethical review as they pertain to knowledge production and global governance. She is completing a book on arbitrary governance in Uganda through a study of the informal security sector (under contract with Oxford University Press). Her Ambizione project examines the transnational diffusion of ethics research regulations and the political consequences of this emergent regulatory framework for social sciences research in non-democratic contexts. Rebecca holds a PhD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is the recipient of the Alfred Rubin Prize from the Fletcher School and the International Studies Association’s Carl Beck award.

 

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