School of Social and Political Science

Hugh Lamarque

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow


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18 Buccleuch Place

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Borderlands, African borderlands, Territorial borders, Policy tools in global governance, Cross-border mobility of health workers, Bilateral agreements, Social dialogue and industrial relations, Migration and development, Urban ethnography, Police and policing in Africa, Political theory.


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Hugh Lamarque completed his doctorate at the London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2016, with funding from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Hugh has worked previously for the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, AKE Group, the British Institute in Eastern Africa, and as visiting research fellow at Lisbon University's Institute for Social Sciences (ISCTE-IUL).

His past work concerns urban policing in borderland regions, informal cross border trading, informal petrol trading and the supply-chain analysis of low value manufactured goods in East and Central Africa. From 2017 to 2020, he worked with the AFRIGOS European Research Council project researching the Northern Corridor that connects Mombasa with Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali and extends to towns in Eastern DRC.

Hugh is now a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, focusing on the causes and consequences of border closures in Africa.

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Nugent P, (ed.), Lamarque H, (ed.). Transport Corridors in Africa. Rochester: Boydell and Brewer, 2022. 342 p. (James Currey imprint).
Nugent P, Lamarque H. Introduction: Transport Corridors in Africa: Synergy, Slippage, and Sustainability. In Nugent P, Lamarque H, editors, Transport Corridors in Africa. Rochester NY: Boydell and Brewer. 2022. p. 1-34. (James Currey imprint (African Studies)).
Lamarque H. Profitable inefficiency: The politics of port infrastructure in Mombasa, Kenya. Journal of Modern African Studies . 2019 Mar 31;57(1):85-109. Epub 2019 Mar 5. doi: 10.1017/S0022278X18000630
Lamarque H. Fuelling the borderland: Power and petrol in Goma and Gisenyi. Articulo - Journal of Urban Research. 2014 Oct 8;10. doi: 10.4000/articulo.2540