Agatha Siwale holds a doctorate in Political Science, with a specialty in public policy. Her research focus is on Natural Resource Governance and her doctoral thesis examines institutional change in the resource curse context. Prior to joining CEU she was Head of Research and Analysis at the Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) - an independent policy think-tank in Zambia where she was engaged in research in the areas of mining policy and state-civil society relations. Agatha has also previously tutored and lectured at the University of Zambia and Northrise University, respectively in Development Studies and related fields. She obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Reading in the UK.