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Name PhD Title Research Interests Contact Information
Aidan Barlow Political Temporaries in the Tanzanian Hydrocarbon Sector Political Economy of Oil,time and temporality,Tanzania,political geography,Political ecology,Global political economy,Extractive industries and resource governance,Politics of oil,natural gas,Resource Nationalism  

s1666073@sms.ed.ac.uk
Arturo Delano African/Africana philosophy,Visual Culture,Forgiveness,Popular Culture,Motherhood,Feminism,Philosophical Anthropology,Politics of Skin,Feminist Film Theory,Opera,Afro-pessimism,History of Film,Black Jews,Deconstruction,Equine-assisted therapy,Black Masculinity,Haute couture  

s1575287@sms.ed.ac.uk
Lauren Ann Engels Kenya,Political Economy,International Development,East Africa,Used Clothing,Second-Hand Clothing  

L.A.Engels@sms.ed.ac.uk
Elisa Gambino PhD on China-Africa Relations in Infrastructure Development Belt and Road Initiative,Transport Corridors,China,Kenya,Infrastructure,Emerging Economies,Financialisation,Port Studies,political economy 1.05E 

elisa.gambino@ed.ac.uk
Olivia Gieskes China,Development and Humanitarian Aid,Gender,Human Security in Africa,Medical Anthropology,Postcolonial Theory,Practice Theory,Sino-African relations,South-South cooperation  

O.F.Gieskes@sms.ed.ac.uk
Tanja Hendriks Governance and Human Security: the state and everyday practices of governing in disaster relief interventions in Malawi Malawi,ethnography,Anthropology of the state,civil servants,disaster governance,relief interventions,Humanitarianism,Bureaucracy,everyday practices,Anthropology of development,state legitimacy,sovereignty,human security,Storytelling and ethnography,linguistic anthropology,Chichewa,time and temporality,emergency,crisis  

T.D.Hendriks@sms.ed.ac.uk
Michaela Hubmann After Ebola in Sierra Leone: Politics of Neglect and Governance Gaps in Health System Recovery Anthropology of Global Health,Medical Anthropology,Health systems and global health,Health systems strengthening,Politics of health,Public health,Global Health Policy,State building,Forms of Citizenship,New forms of Manageralism,Time,temporality & chronicity,Global and Public Health Governance 3.10 

M.Hubmann@ed.ac.uk
Juliet Wairimu Kariuki Mama Mboga: Retail food provisioning in Nairobi FMCG,International development,Global political economy,Research evaluation and the assessment of research impact,Monitoring and Evaluation,qualitative and mixed methods research projects using in-depth interviews,Quantitative Methods in Social Research,Gender and Development,African development Chrystal Macmillan Building 

s1459169@sms.ed.ac.uk
Suvi Lensu Gender and Sexuality,Social Anthropology,Visual Anthropology,Borderlands,Women's livelihoods,Cosmopolitanism,Feminist Research,Sex Work,LGBTQ,Rwanda,East Africa,Latin America  

S.M.H.Lensu@sms.ed.ac.uk
Francesco S. Longo Anthropology of music,Ghana,Cote d'Ivoire,Ethnography,Popular music,Anthropology of sound,Borderlands,Rural areas,Music economies,Popular culture,Creative Industries,Political and economic anthropology,Ethnomusicology,West Africa,Material Culture,Identity construction,Acoustemology  

F.S.Longo@sms.ed.ac.uk
Ismaël Maazaz Commoning resources ? Spaces, resource uses and associated political imaginaries in urban Chad conflictual production of spaces,resource politics,African security,Chad,Politics of oil,Competing political imaginaries,Urban anthropology,Urban geography  
+44 7 443069965
I.E.Maazaz@sms.ed.ac.uk
Brooks Marmon Zimbabwe,Southern Africa,West Africa,Liberia,Cold War,decolonization,higher education,Transnational History  

s1667414@sms.ed.ac.uk
Ava Muhr Land Tenure Systems,Land Reform,Gender,Côte d’Ivoire,Post-conflict peacebuilding,Environmental anthropology,Women's livelihoods,Political and legal anthropology  

ava.muhr@ed.ac.uk
Sokhna O. K. Ndoye Political economy of Africa,regional integration,cross-border transport corridors,logistics,transport facilitation,public debt,official development assistance and aid effectiveness,international economics.  

s1791212@sms.ed.ac.uk
Rebekah Thompson Neglected Zoonotic and Tropical Diseases,Livestock Research,Meat Eating,Pigs,Medical Anthropology,Helminths,Human-animal relationships,Veterinary Anthropology,One Health,East Africa  

rebekah.thompson@ed.ac.uk
James Turing The Circular Economy And Emerging E-Waste Storms In Sub-Saharan Africa energy security,Environment,Global justice,Humanitarian intervention,Sustainability,ICT4D,Ghana,Malawi,Kenya,Scotland-Malawi Partnership,Light and power,solar energy and rural electrification,Recycling,Repair,repurposing,E-waste,Rural Development,Education for Sustainable Development,Entrepreneurship,social enterprise,Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),Renewable Energy Systems Chrystal Macmillan Building 

s0905388@sms.ed.ac.uk
Kamau Wairuri Politics of Police Accountability in Kenya African security,Political violence,African studies,African Politics,Kenyan Politics,Urban margins,urban poor,Law and Social Order,Police Accountability,LGBTI,Sex Workers,Police and Policing,marginalization,Drug users,Police violence  

kamau.wairuri@ed.ac.uk