Dr. Camilla Houeland
Camilla defended her PhD thesis “Punching above their weight: Nigerian trade unions in the political economy of oil” int 2017. The PHD is in development studies, but leans on her background in political science, as well as on labour and civil society theories. Her research focuses on the trade unions as a key civil society actor, and on the unions’ relations to other actors in civil society, state and market. She has worked with and studied Africa for 20 years, through research, activism and development aid. As Africa advisor to the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), she worked with Ghanaian trade unions movement in general and with unions in the oil and cocoa sectors in particular.