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Our people are the most important thing about our subject area. It takes a team of academics, professional services colleagues and PhD students working together to deliver our teaching, carry out our research and keep the department running. Together, they form a supportive community covering a range of professional expertise. You can search by name or role here, or browse below.

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Francisca Anita Adom-Opare

PhD Student

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Dr Mohammad Amir Anwar

Lecturer in African Studies and International Development; Programme Director MSc International Development

  • Cities
  • Data & Digital
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • International Political Economy Research Group
  • Not just energy futures
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • Social Studies of Information and Communication Technologies
  • Studies of information and communication technology
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Gerhard Anders

Senior Lecturer in African Studies & International Development, SPS Director of Students

  • Criminal justice
  • Governance & Democracy
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Public anthropology
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Dr Dhaneswar Bhoi

Recently conferred with the title of 'Honorary Fellow' by UoE and has successfully completed his Post-Doctorate in Sociology at the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of Social and Political Science, UoE, UK

  • Culture
  • Global health policy
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Health & Well-being
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Methods
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • South Asian studies
  • Work & Economy
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Clayton Boeyink

Research Fellow

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Barbara Bompani

Reader in Africa & International Development; Research Associate at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
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Myriam S. Bousbia

Subject Academic Support Officer - Centre of African Studies and GENDER.ED

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Dr Andrew Bowman

Senior Lecturer, Africa & International Development

  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Work & Economy
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PhD Working Title:   Regenerating Mental Health:  Exploring the impact of the urban environment on the mental health of young people in Glasgow, UK

Molly Brooks

PhD Title: Regenerating Mental Health: Exploring the impact of the urban environment on the mental health of young people in Glasgow, UK

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Health & Well-being
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • International development
  • Mental health and wellbeing
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Deborah Bryceson

Professorial Fellow

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Rama Salla Dieng

Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • International Political Economy Research Group
  • Intimacy
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Methods
  • Politics and political violence
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Work & Economy
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Kathy Dodworth

Research Fellow

  • Global health policy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Methods
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Kevin Donovan

Lecturer, African Studies & International Development

  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
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Tosin Durodola

Tutor and PhD Candidate

  • Culture
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
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Dr Maggie Dwyer

Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

  • Governance & Democracy
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Politics and political violence
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Jean-Benoit Falisse

Senior Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

  • Criminal justice
  • Data & Digital
  • Global health policy
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
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Olivia Gieskes

PhD student

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Hazel Gray

Director, Centre of African Studies. Senior Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
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Dr Akin Iwilade

Lecturer in African Studies

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Cities
  • Criminal justice
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Politics and political violence
  • Public anthropology
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George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane

Senior Lecturer in African Studies,

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Kenneth King

Professor Emeritus

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Dr Simeon Koroma

Research Fellow

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Hugh Lamarque

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Suvi Lensu

PhD title: Women’s Livelihoods in African Borderlands

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Francesco S. Longo

PhD Student

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Dr Robert Macdonald

Research Fellow in African Studies

  • Data & Digital
  • Elections, public opinion and parties
  • Governance & Democracy
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Camille Maubert

PhD Student

  • Children, families and relationships
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Intimacy
  • Race and decolonial thought
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Albert Mkony

Senior Tutor and Researcher

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Professor Sonwabile Mnwana

Honorary Fellow

  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Governance & Democracy
  • International development
  • Methods
  • Politics and political violence
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Dr Thomas Molony

Senior Lecturer in African Studies

  • Data & Digital
  • Elections, public opinion and parties
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health & Well-being
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • International Political Economy Research Group
  • Methods
  • Politics and political violence
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Francesco Moze

PhD Student

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Jose-Maria Munoz

Senior Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Public anthropology
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Thabani Mutambasere

Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Religion and public action
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Professor Paul Nugent

Professor of Comparative African History (History, Classics and Archaeology); Research Director in History

  • Cities
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Culture
  • Elections, public opinion and parties
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
  • Identities & Inequalities
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Grace O'Donovan

PhD student

  • Cities
  • Culture
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • International Political Economy Research Group
  • Political Theory Research Group
  • Politics and political violence
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Cyril Obi

Honorary Fellow

  • Migration and experiences of displacement
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Dr Nelson Oppong

Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Governance & Democracy
  • International development
  • International Political Economy Research Group
  • International Relations Research Group
  • Not just energy futures
  • Politics and political violence
  • Work & Economy
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Sangwon Park

PhD Working Title: The Role of Girls' Education in Promoting Gender Equality in Post-Genocide Rwanda

  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Politics and political violence
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Lorraine Porteous

Honorary Fellow

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One Pusumane

PhD student

  • Cities
  • Criminal justice
  • Culture
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Governance & Democracy
  • International development
  • International Political Economy Research Group
  • International Relations Research Group
  • Intimacy
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Nationalism and political action
  • Politics and political violence
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Ian Russell

Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Methods
  • Politics and political violence
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Albert Sharra

Dr Albert Sharra

Research Fellow

  • Culture
  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
  • Elections, public opinion and parties
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Innovation in life sciences (agriculture, food and health)
  • International development
  • International Development Cluster
  • Methods
  • Nationalism and political action
  • Politics and political violence
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James Smith

Vice Principal International; Professor of African and Development Studies

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Sam Spiegel

Senior Lecturer in International Development

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Jo Vearey

Associate Professor at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand

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Professor Emeritus Marc Wuyts

Honorary Professor

  • International development
  • International Political Economy Research Group
  • Methods