GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate



Dr Lisa Tilley is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK), co-convener of the Raced Markets collaborative research project, and Associate Editor of the Global Social Theory pedagogical resource. Her wider research explores material approaches to ‘the colonial question’, as well as regimes of racial and gendered difference in relation to processes of dispossession. This research has been focused on sites of extraction, particularly within Southeast Asia, including urban ‘slums’ and rural resource frontiers. She has published work in relation to debates within political economy, political ontology, post/decolonial thought, and decolonial methodology. Finally, she won a teaching excellence award in 2016 for her efforts to decolonise the teaching of Development Studies at Warwick. 

Academic Degrees

University of Warwick | ULB Belgium

Joint Doctorate

GEM Erasmus Mundus Fellow 2012 - 2016


University of Leeds

Master's Degree with Distinction, Asia Pacific Studies

AHRC Research Preparation Master's Award Holder 2009 – 2011


University of Portsmouth

First Class BA (Hons), International Relations

2001 – 2005