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Dr Myfanwy James

BA MSc DPhil

Research Fellow
Research Fellow

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

My research focuses on the political dimensions of humanitarian intervention in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Currently, I am conducting ethnographic research on experiences of the Ebola epidemic and biomedical interventions in North Kivu, DRC, as well as the politics surrounding a new vaccine trial in the province.

Before joining LSHTM, I conducted ethnographic research on the everyday practices of negotiating humanitarian access with armed groups in North Kivu. My research explored what ‘negotiating access’ looks like on the ground: a social and political process of brokerage, perception management and interest seeking in a complex web of relations. My research seeks to better understand the experiences of people representing humanitarian agencies in practice, as they interact with a wide range of different actors in areas where governance is a process of continious negotiation.

I completed my DPhil (PhD) at University of Oxford, Department of International Development. I also have a Masters Degree in International Development from the London School of Economics, and a bachelors degree in History from the University of Bristol. 

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development

Research

Discipline
Anthropology
Development studies
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Ebola
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Selected Publications

'Who Can Sing the Song of MSF?'
James M
2020
Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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