Bettina von Lieres

Member Since: 
Nov 17 '15

Bettina von Lieres teaches in the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She teaches courses in the fields of international development and critical citizenship studies. Recent publications include Mediated Citizenship: The Informal Politics of Speaking for Citizens in the Global South (co-edited with Laurence Piper, Palgrave, 2014) and Mobilizing for Democracy: Citizen Action and the Politics of Participation (co-edited with Vera Schattan Coelho, Zed Books, 2010). From 1991 – 2002 she held university research and teaching positions in South Africa. From 2002 – 2011 she participated as a lead researcher in a global research center, the Development Research Centre for Citizenship, Participation and Accountability, which was housed at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. From 2008 – 2011 she co-convened an international teaching and learning network which brought together over thirty university-based researchers from eight countries to develop a set of global courses on citizenship, democracy and poverty.  She is currently also appointed as an Extra-ordinary Senior Researcher at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and as an Associate in the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada.