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Economic, Social and Political Sciences
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Professor Pia Riggirozzi PhD

Head of Politics and International Relations, Professor of Global Politics

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Pía Riggirozzi is Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, and Professor of Global Politics at the University of Southampton, where she has worked since 2009.

“As a Professor of Global Politics my research concerns three areas of study, to which I deliberately bring interdisciplinary insights: Political economy of development; regional governance and welfare; and human rights and development. 

In my teaching I often draw examples from developing countries and Latin America in particular. My philosophy of teaching and understanding of education is about empowerment of diverse learners enabling opportunities for critical thinking and encouraging students to respond to socio-economic and political realities that may be quite different from their own.” 

In 2006 I was awarded a PhD University of Warwick, Department of Politics and International Studies. Before, I obtained degrees from the University of Miami, School of International Studies, Florida, USA (MSc, 2001); FLACSO/ Argentina (MSc, 1997) and at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina (BSc International Relations, 1995). In 2007 I was also awarded an ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (based at the University of Sheffield). 

My research has been published in journals including New Political Economy, Development and Change, International Affairs, Global Governance, Economy and Society, Review of International Studies, Third World Quarterly, and Critical Social Policy, in addition to other journals and numerous chapters published in edited volumes. My book ‘Advancing Governance in the South: What Roles for International Financial Institutions in Developing States?’ was published by Palgrave/Macmillan in 2009; Governance after Neoliberalism in Latin America (edited with Jean Grugel) by Palgrave/Macmillan in 2009; The Rise of Post-Hegemonic Regionalism in Latin America (with Diana Tussie) by Springer in 2012; and recently in 2018 the Handbook of South American Governance (with Chris Wylde) by Routledge. 

I am currently engaged in a number of on-going research projects and collaborations. My research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the Global Development Network, ESRC, UNDP, and MRC. 

At Southampton, I am also a member of the Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance (Southampton.ac.uk/C2G2) and co-director of the Global Health and Policy Centre (GhAP).

 

 

Research interests

  • Global Governance and International Institutions
  • Political economy of development
  • Regional governance for development
  • Rights-based approaches to health and welfare
  • Human rights and social development 

I have a regional interest in the political economy of the Americas although I have also worked on comparative political economy.
 
Work in progress

  • MRC-CONFAP funded project Engaging Users for Quality Enhancement and Rights (EU QUERO): Strengthening the maternal and child healthcare system over the first 1000 days in Brazil, which monitors, and seeks to strengthen, access and quality of healthcare available to women and children within the first 1000 days of life (from conception until about 2 years of age) in Brazil. This project, EU QUERO (meaning ‘I want’ in Portuguese), is testing an intervention to improve the quality of care in two states, Goiás and Maranhão. The project develops scorecards to measure quality and rights-based education working with community health agents and mothers. The aim is to develop tools to improving quality of maternal and child care and empowering people (especially the most vulnerable and marginalised) with the knowledge and resources to understand and assert their rights.
     
  • ESRC IAA funded project (2015-16) for the co-production of impact outputs (indicators toolkit) collaborating with researchers from South America and regional organisations that delivers capacity building for policy makers in health diplomacy and negotiations.
     
  • ESRC-DFID funded project (2012-15) titled ‘Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration in South America and Southern Africa (PRARI), which examined regional intergovernmental organisations as development partners supporting governments to address the poverty-health nexus.


Research supervision
Pia is keen to attract good PhD students working broadly in the areas Latin America Political Economy, governance of development, and human rights approaches to welfare and health. Please contact me if you want to discuss a proposal for postgraduate research. 

Listen to Pía Riggirozzi presenting her work on Regionalism, Activism & Rights: New Opportunities for Health Diplomacy in South America at the Open University. Dr Pía Riggirozzi analyses regional health diplomacy in South America, and argues that regional organizations can become sites for collective action and pivotal actors in the advocacy of rights to health. 

Research Group: Globalization, development and inequality. Watch Pia talking about this research theme in the short video

 

Listen to Pía Riggirozzi presenting her work on Regionalism, Activism & Rights: New Opportunities for Health Diplomacy in South America at the Open University. Dr Pía Riggirozzi analyses regional health diplomacy in South America, and argues that regional organizations can become sites for collective action and pivotal actors in the advocacy of rights to health.

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