Dr Alison Hulme

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  • Senior Lecturer in International Development at University of Northampton.
  • Contact: Alison.Hulme@northampton.ac.uk

After completing her PhD in Cultural Studies, at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2011, Alison taught at the University of Iceland, Beijing Foreign Studies University, University College Dublin, and Royal Holloway, University of London. She was also the Ron Lister Visiting Fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2014. Alison is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Chair of the UK Global Studies Association.  She joined the University of Northampton in 2017 is now a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of International Development. Her works include On the Commodity Trail and A Brief History of Thrift. Before becoming an academic, she was a radio and TV presenter.

Alison specialises in the socio-economic development of China, alongside consumption, globalisation and material culture, more generally. Her academic background spans Media Studies, Anthropology and Cultural Studies, and she made her way to International Development via Politics and Human Geography, so has truly interdisciplinary credentials.

For a list of further details and publications, please see here.