Elizabeth Cobbett is lecturer of international relations and international political economy at the University of East Anglia since 2013. Elizabeth completed her Ph.D. at Carleton University, Ottawa (2012) and her MPPPA (2006) and undergraduate studies at Concordia University, Montreal. Her current research project, Growth of African Financial Networks, focuses on contemporary developments in banking and finance within Africa. More specifically, her work examines the different ways in which global finance seeks profitable opportunities within localized social structures. Working within the tradition of Fernand Braudel, this analytical approach amplifies the significance of cultural and social factors that are often ignored by mainstream approaches to the political economy of global finance. Elizabeth is recipient of the ISA Robert and Jesse Cox 2012 Graduate Essay Award, a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s CGS Doctoral Scholarship in 2007, the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada: Graduate Student Award of Merit in 2004, as well being the winner of the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada essay competition: Canada’s Experience with NAFTA.

Academic Background

PhD (2012)               Carleton University, Ottawa

South Africa in the New World Order: Power, Finance and Society

MPPA (2006)              Concordia University, Montreal 

It Takes Two to Tango: Can Brazil and the U.S. Dance to the Same Regional Beat?

BA (2003)                 Concordia University, Montreal 

Political Science

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