Dr Edzia Carvalho

Lecturer in Politics

Energy Environment and Society, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

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I joined the University of Dundee as Lecturer in Politics in January 2013. Prior to taking up this position, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Mannheim (Germany). I have also provided research assistance on projects on human rights and democracy funded by International IDEA, the UNDP, UK Department for International Development, and FIDH.

I have a PhD in Government (University of Essex) in which I examined the effect of political participation, party fragmentation, and gender inclusion in the Indian regional units (called states) on public health expenditure by the regional governments. I also have an MA in Human Rights from the University of Essex during which time I commenced research on human rights measurement and human rights regimes.

Before coming to the UK, I was a research assistant at Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (Delhi, India). I also have an MA in Politics from the University of Mumbai (India) and a BA in Political Science from Goa University (India).

I coordinate the annual Human Rights Film Series begun in the spring of 2013.

Media availability

I am available for media commentary on my research.

Dr Carvhalo’s research focuses on human rights and popular opinion in the UK using interviews and focus groups. Areas of expertise include electoral politics, popular opinions of political party leaders, referendums, human rights, and Artificial Intelligence, and the politics of just energy transitions.

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Areas of expertise

  • Human rights
  • Politics

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