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Meet the Team

Dr Jean-Benoit Falisse

Dr Jean-Benoit Falisse
Programme Director / Lecturer in African Studies and Development

Jean-Benoit's research interests are in the provision of basic social services (health-care, education, justice) in so-called ‘fragile’ contexts and refugee livelihoods. Jean-Benoit has also worked for United Nations and international NGOs in the African Great Lakes region.

Dr Barbara Bompani

Dr Barbara Bompani
Reader in Africa and International Development

Barbara's research looks at public religion in South Africa  with a particular interest on the way religious organisations, religious ideas and religious leaders interact with public and political spheres. Barbara is also Director of the School's Centre of African Studies.

Dr Hazel Gray

Dr Hazel Gray
Lecturer in African Studies and Development

Hazel's research interests concern the political economy of development in Africa, industrial policy and industrialization, state-business relations, institutions and economic performance, socialism and post-socialism in Africa.Hazel's regional focus is on East Africa, having worked for three years at the Ministry of Finance in Tanzania.

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