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Padraig Carmody

Padraig Carmody

Tel: + 353 1 896 1243
Postal Address:
Department of Geography
Museum Building
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2


Pádraig Carmody lectures in Development Geography at TCD, from which he holds both a B.A. in Geography and History and M.Sc in Geography. He completed his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 1998, where he was a MacArthur Scholar. Subsequently he taught at the University of Vermont, Dublin City University and St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. He also worked as a policy and research analyst for the Combat Poverty Agency in 2002-3. His research centres on the political economy of globalization in Africa. He is Chair of the Masters in Development Practice and was lead author on the only successful grant proposal in Europe to the MacArthur Foundation in the first round to get seed funding for the programme. He has consulted for the Office of the President of South Africa, amongst others. He is a former editor of Irish Geography and sits on the boards of Political Geography, African Geographical Review, Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa (Zed Books) and is editor-in-chief of Geoforum.

Research Interests

Economic Restructuring in Africa. Poverty Alleviation. Governance and Civil Society. HIV/AIDS and Globalization.

A more complete profile can be found on his Trinity College profile page.

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