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Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Durham University

Rosita Armytage is a political economist and governance specialist with 15 years’ experience designing, managing, and researching governance programs across Asia.


  • 2018–present
    Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Durham University
  • 2017–2018
    Research Fellow, School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham
  • 2008–2015
    Governance Advisor, The Asia Foundation
  • 2006–2008
    Program Coordinator, East-West Center


  • 2016 
    Australian National University, PhD (Anthropology)
  • 2005 
    University of New South Wales, Masters, Public Policy
  • 2004 
    University of Sydney, B.A. (Arab & Islamic Studies/Governance)


  • 2018
    Elite Ethnography: The Methodological Implications of Power, Gender, and Instability in Pakistan, Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology
  • 2018
    Searching for success: A mixed methods approach to identifying and examining positive outliers in development outcomes, DLP Research Paper
  • 2018
    Uganda’s health sector as a ‘hidden’ positive outlier in bribery reduction, DLP Research Paper
  • 2018
    The Surprising Case of Police Bribery Reduction in South Africa, DLP Research Paper
  • 2016
    Alliance of State and Ruling Classes in Contemporary Pakistan, Economic and Political Weekly
  • 2015
    The Social Lives of the Elite: Friendship and Power in Pakistan, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
  • 2008
    Safety, Security and Accessible Justice: Participatory Approaches to Law and Justice Reform in Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands Policy