Associate professor emeritus
Øster Farimagsgade 5, Opgang E, 1353 København K, CSS - Bygning 16, Opgang i, Building: 16.0.36
My research for many years has been focused on East Africa, particularly Uganda. I have been concerned with issues of change, development and empowerment – and the many links between local practice and global experience. Over the years I have combined academic research and applied work in a variety of fields: agriculture, animal husbandry and development; local literacy; food security and the culture of food; anthropology and environment. I have worked with HIV/AIDS education in Tanzania, Lesotho and Uganda and, most recently, with the impact of the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on families and communities in Uganda. Currently, I am continuing to participate in building research capacity (Gulu University) and research on land conflict and governance in post-conflict situations in northern Uganda.
Since 2009 I have been working with colleagues from Aarhus University and Gulu University in an ENRECA collaboration dealing with human security and an FFU-supported research project dealing with governance and land in post conflict Northern Uganda.
I am also active in the Danida-sponsored programme Building Stronger Universities, which is now in Phase II. Here I am co-coordinator for the Gulu University component and work with colleagues from Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, and Roskilde universities and the university of Southern Denmark.
- Collaborating with colleagues to enhance research capacity in social sciences at Gulu University
- Exploring the local implications of governance and conflict in post-conflict Uganda
- PublishedWhyte, M. & Whyte, S. R., 9 Nov 2015, Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa: The Geography of Power and Knowledge. Adriansen, H. K., Madsen, L. M. & Jensen, S. (eds.). Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-review