Teddy Atim

Teddy AtimVisiting Fellow

Working with Feinstein Since: 2008
Based in: Uganda

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Teddy Atim is a visiting fellow at the Feinstein International Center, where she collaborates on various research projects. She has more 15 years of experience working as a practitioner and researcher in humanitarian emergencies and post conflict settings. Her work is mainly focused in Uganda and she has also collaborated on research in other conflict affected states in Africa, including Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Niger. Her research examines how experiencing armed conflict, forced conscription, sexual violence, forced impregnation and child bearing, killings and forced disappearance, and loss of livelihoods impacts the lives of affected populations, both during and in the aftermath of conflict. She also studies the psychosocial impacts of armed conflict, recovery, transitional justice, and serious crimes.

Teddy also has extensive experience as a practitioner, working with children, women, young people, families, and communities affected by armed conflict. She worked with various national and international organizations to provide humanitarian assistance, including grant making in humanitarian situations, peace building, and recovery.

She holds a B.A. in social sciences from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, an M.A. in humanitarian assistance from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in humanitarian/development studies from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Research Interests:
  • Children and youth in challenging contexts or situations
  • The impact of armed conflict, particularly, serious crimes and how survivors/victims rebuild in the aftermath
  • Recovery and transitional justice measures, specifically, remedy and reparation
  • Gender and armed conflict, preceding, during, and after conflict
Regional Focus:
  • East Africa
  • West Africa

News Items

Marshak, Atim, and Mazurana publish in Journal of Public Health Policy
April 24, 2023

Anastasia Marshak, Teddy Atim, and Dyan Mazurana published their article, “International Humanitarian Law Violations in Northern Uganda: Victims Health, Policy, and Programming Implications,” in the Journal of Public Health Policy…

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Visiting fellow Teddy Atim wins a York University postdoctoral fellowship
April 5, 2021

Feinstein International Center visiting fellow Teddy Atim was awarded a York University Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Fellowship to continue her work on sexual violence in Uganda alongside supervisor Annie…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Localization of Humanitarian Assistance

This research program seeks to understand the enabling and hindering factors that support localized or locally led humanitarian responses to natural disasters, conflicts, and prolonged complex emergencies.

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Apolou: Understanding the poor’s interactions with market systems and international programming

Feinstein’s work as part of the Apolou project seeks to understand the impacts over time of a shift to an increasingly cash-based economy on different wealth, livelihood, and demographic groups.

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Feinstein Publications

“Co-investigators but with different power”: Local voices on the localization of humanitarian research
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Building on a previous report on the localization of humanitarian assistance, this study focuses on issues unique to the localization of humanitarian research.

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Experiences of young women in four districts of Karamoja, Uganda: 2018-2022
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This brief investigates the perceptions and experiences of young women related to wealth, livelihoods, and aspirations in Uganda’s Karamoja sub-region.

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