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Amanda M Shriwise

Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2ER, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 7941 965672 (UK) | +1 (608) 609-8514 (US)

Email: amanda.shriwise@spi.ox.ac.uk | ashriwise@harvard.edu




Research and Teaching Interests

Globalization and the Welfare State; Social Policy in a Foreign Policy Context; Social Protection; Global Health Policy; Comparative, Transnational, and Historical Institutionalist approaches to research; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods


Research Experience

Harvard University Cambridge, MA – US

Research Fellow in Global Social Protection September 2015 – Present

Department of Sociology, Transnational Studies Initiative at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

  • Supervisors: Professor Peggy Levitt, Professor of Sociology (Wellesley) and Professor Jocelyn Viterna, Associate Professor of Sociology (Harvard)

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS – US

Research Co-Investigator, Department of Chemistry September 2007 – December 2007

  • Title of research project: “Understanding the Role of Cu2+ in Copper Amine Oxidase Catalysis”

  • Supervisor: Professor Minae Mure, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Research Co-Investigator, Department of Chemistry June 2005 – August 2005

  • Title of research project: “Inhibition of a Bacterial Histamine Dehydrogenase by Antihistamines”

  • Supervisor: Professor Julian Limburg, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (deceased)

Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry June 2005 – December 2008

  • Assisted with maintaining cell cultures and isolating proteins for inorganic and organic chemistry research

  • Supervisors: Professor Minae Mure, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Professor Julian Limburg, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (deceased)

Laboratory Assistant, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Autumn 2004 - Spring 2005

  • Looked after and sorted through Drosophila as part of experiments studying their mating rituals and the long-term genetic effects they may have on the species

  • Supervisor: Professor Jennifer Gleason, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Education

University of Oxford, Kellogg College Oxford - UK

DPhil Candidate in Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Intervention October 2012 – Present

  • Thesis title: Understanding social policy as a tool of foreign policy

  • Research areas: globalization and the welfare state, social policy in a foreign policy context, politics and history of of foreign aid and development policy, global health policy

  • Supervisor: Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Barnett Professor of Comparative Social Policy and Politics, Professorial Fellow of St. Cross College

MPhil in Comparative Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Intervention September 2012

  • Thesis: Is social health insurance the way forward for health care financing systems in sub-Saharan Africa?: A Comparative Study of Ghana and Rwanda’s SHI Systems

  • Research areas: politics of health reform in developing countries, health and the development of the welfare state

  • Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Surender, Pro-Vice Chancellor (without portfolio), Head of Department and Associate Professor of Social Policy, Fellow of Green Templeton College

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS - US

Bachelor of Arts in Dance, with Minors in Pre-Medicine, Economics and African Studies December 2009

Cumulative GPA 3.9/4.0 Highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, University Scholar



  • KU nominee for Rhodes & Marshall Scholarships and named a KU Woman of Distinction

  • Commencement speaker for the School of Fine Arts in 2009 and winner of the Elizabeth Sherbon Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance

  • Recipient of two undergraduate research grants in Chemistry and winner of Jacob Kleinberg Award for outstanding progress in Chemistry research

  • Completed a semester of coursework centered on Poverty and Global Development with the Chancellor

  • Studied abroad in United Kingdom, Tanzania, Philippines, Costa Rica

  • Supervisors: Dr. Mary Klayder, Honors Faculty Fellow and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English & Professor Robert Antonio, Department of Sociology

Peer Reviewed Publications

Shriwise, A. and Stuckler, D. (2015) ‘Towards Social Protection for Health: An Agenda for Research and Policy in Eastern

and Western Europe’, Public Health Panorama – Journal of the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, 1(2): 43-53.
Manuscripts in Progress

Shriwise, A., Kentikelenis, A., and Stuckler, D. ‘Universal Social Protection: Policy Fad or Paradigm Shift?’

Kentikelenis, A and Shriwise, A. ‘International Organisations and Migrant Health’

Shriwise, A. ‘The Historical Sociology of the Welfare State: Examining the Fringes’

Shriwise, A. and Stuckler, D. ‘Why are some countries more generous than others?: An examination of Official

Development Assistance in the Social Sector in 18 OECD Countries’

Shriwise, A. ‘Field Theory and the Welfare State’

Shriwise A. ‘Social Policy in a Foreign Policy Context: The British Experience’

Shriwise, A. ‘Generosity, self-interest, or both? Re-examining the relationship between the welfare state and foreign aid’

Shriwise, A. ‘Why has spending on development co-operation been protected amid austerity in the UK?’


Invited Talks

World Health Organization Copenhagen – DK

European Regional Office March 2015



  • Invited to give a presentation entitled ‘Synergies Between Sectors: the relationship between social protection and health’


Conference Presentations

American Sociological Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting Chicago, IL - US

Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals’ August 2015



  • Will present a paper entitled ‘Social Policy in a Foreign Policy Context: The British Experience’

  • Will chair a roundtable in the Development Section

Mini-Conference of the Comparative-Historical Section of the ASA Evanston, IL – US

Revisiting ‘Remaking Modernity’ August 2015

  • Will present a paper entitled ‘Social Policy in a Foreign Policy Context: The British Experience’

Social Policy Association Annual Conference Belfast - UK

Social Policy in the Spotlight: Change, Continuity and Challenge July 2015

  • Gave a presentation entitled ‘Why has spending for Development Co-operation been protected amid austerity in the UK?’

Sociology of Development Conference, Brown University Providence, RI – US

Annual conference of the American Sociological Association’s Development Section March 2015



  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Is Social Health Insurance the Way Forward in Sub-Saharan Africa?: A Comparative Study of Ghana and Rwanda’s SHI systems’

American Sociological Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA - US

Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals’ August 2014



  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Exploring the Relationship Between Foreign and Domestic Welfare Policies of Welfare State Regimes’

  • Chaired a roundtable in the Development Section

Centre for European Law and Legal Studies Research Symposium, University of Leeds Leeds - UK

The EU Contribution to Social Justice – Global Perspectives’ March 2014



  • Gave a presentation entitled, ‘Re-examining the National Element of Welfare State Regimes’

  • Served as a PhD facilitator and provided feedback from a social policy perspective to fellow PhD presenters

Kellogg College Colloquium, University of Oxford Oxford - UK

Research in Social Policy’ November 2013



  • Gave a presentation entitled, ‘Understanding Social Policy as a Tool of Foreign Policy: and examination of the foreign welfare policies of welfare state regimes’


Professional Memberships

American Sociological Association Member 2014 - Present



  • Currently a member of the Comparative/Historical, Development, Global/Transnational, Political Sociology, and Theory sections

Social Policy Association Member 2015 - Present
Teaching Experience

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford Oxford - UK

Tutor, Social Policy Option Paper for Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, History & Politics, and October 2013 - Present

Human Sciences Undergraduates

  • Currently teaching tutorials under the guidance of the course provider, Ms. Fran Bennett, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention

Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas Lawrence, KS - US

Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant January 2006 - December 2007

  • Taught three to five hour laboratory classes for groups of approximately 25 students, which included a lecture, monitoring and grading quizzes, lab reports, mid-term and final exams

  • Supervisor: Dr. Roderick Black, Director of Laboratories


Administrative Experience

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford Oxford - UK

Graduate Research Student Conference Organising Committee Member August 2013 - December 2013

  • Worked with two fellow graduate students and the conference convenor to organise the Department’s annual graduate research conference, which consisted primarily of reaching out to presenters and keynote speakers, setting the conference schedule and arranging the proper food and accommodation for all participants

Kellogg College, University of Oxford Oxford - UK

Alumni Co-ordinator January 2013 - September 2013

  • Worked to improve the consideration and inclusion of Alumni in College life under the direction of the College’s Bursar in the absence of staff in the College’s Alumni and Development Office.

  • Co-ordinated Alumni events in New York, London, and Oxford

  • Founded a committee of Kellogg Alumni to provide feedback and advice to the College on how best to engage Alumni

Kellogg College, University of Oxford Oxford - UK

Welcome Weeks Co-ordinator July 2012 – November 2012

  • Worked with fellows, staff, and returning students to expanded Kellogg College's welcome program for its 250 incoming students

  • Created and coordinated academic, housing, and IT orientations for new students

  • Supported the College and student body's planning and promotion of social events to welcome incoming students

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford Oxford - UK

Graduate Research Student Department Representative October 2011 - June 2012

  • Attended the Department’s termly Joint Consultative Committee Meeting and Informational Meeting to provide input and feedback from students on the MSc and MPhil tracks in Comparative Social Policy

Kellogg College, University of Oxford Oxford - UK

President, Middle Common Room (MCR) May 2011 - May 2012

  • Managed the 15-member MCR Committee in order to represent and further the wellbeing of Kellogg students and enhance their experience of College life.

  • Represented the MCR at the College’s Governing Body and other Committees and developed a strong working relationship with Kellogg’s Junior Dean.

  • Liaised with the Oxford University Student Union and represented Kellogg College at PresCom, a committee of all current MCR Presidents that works with OUSU to represent graduate students and further their interests within the University

  • Represented graduate students at the University at a meeting of the UK Higher Education Commission

Kellogg College, University of Oxford Oxford - UK

Social Secretary, MCR October 2010 - May 2011

  • Worked with the other two social secretaries to coordinate exchange dinners with other Colleges and to organise bops and other social events for students at Kellogg that accommodated the MCR’s diverse, and often non-traditional student population

Additional Policy-Related Experience

Oxfam GB Oxford - UK Women’s Livelihoods Intern August 2011 – December 2011

  • Wrote three country briefs summarizing the findings of Oxfam’s comparative research project funded by the Gates Foundation on gender equity and women’s collective action in agricultural markets in Ethiopia, Mali and Tanzania

  • Assisted with webinars that presented the research findings to other large NGOs for feedback and discussion

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Washington, DC - US

Staff Assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health March 2010 - September 2010

  • Member of the writing team that produced the current US tobacco control policy

  • Regularly staffed the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Chief Medical Office and assisted in staffing the Assistant Secretary for Health

  • Set the agenda for health policy meetings focused on implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Tobacco Control, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, and managed a database of contacts for the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign

Intern, White House Liaison Office January 2010 – March 2010

White House Austin, TX - US

Presidential Advance Assistant August 2010

  • Worked with the Secret Service and a political team to advance President Obama’s trip to the University of Texas at Austin where he attended a fundraiser and gave a speech on higher education

  • Coordinated the press and security surrounding the President Obama’s arrival and departure

Center for Community Outreach (CCO) at the University of Kansas Lawrence, KS - US

Co-Director June 2008 – May 2009

  • Managed five executive staff and thirty two voluntary staff members in conjunction with a fellow co-director to ensure the operation CCOs 16 community programs and over 2,000 student volunteers

  • Reported to the Student Senate Executive Staff to secure bloc funding and additional financial support as needed and to an external advisory board composed of both students and community members on an annual basis

  • Worked with other non-profits in the Lawrence community to identify and design sustainable community service opportunities for students at the University


Language Skills

English: native speaker

French: working knowledge

Kiswahili: basic communication skills


Referees

Upon request



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