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The Global School
Ph.D, International Development - Comparative Political Economy - School of International Development, University of East Anglia Norwich UK

Patricia C. Agupusi (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor of Social Science at the School of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Massachusetts, US. Her research interests include state capacity, political violence, and the political economy of development and inequality. 
Patricia is currently working on her second book – tentatively titled “State Capture and the Politics of the ‘Two Economies’ Debate in South Africa 25 Years After.” She also conducts fieldwork on the rise of domestic terrorism/insurgencies, and China/African relations. Patricia has researched Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, etc.  Patricia’s work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals. Her first published book, which she is the principal author of, is titled Homegrown Development in Africa: Illusion or Reality?  (Routledge 2015). She obtained her Ph.D. in International Development with a specialization in comparative political economy from the University of East Anglia, UK.