Tim Kelsall is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London. He specialises in political economy analysis and political anthropology, and has interests in governance, democracy, transitional justice, economic growth, education, and health. He has worked in several developing countries, including Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Cambodia. He holds a PhD from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Prior to joining ODI, he taught politics and development studies at the universities of Oxford and Newcastle, and edited the journal African Affairs. He has published extensively on issues of politics and development in Africa and Asia. His latest book is Business, Politics, and the State in Africa: Rethinking the orthodoxies on growth and transformation (Zed Books, 2013).