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Tutor, colleague and friend Albert Mkony has been awarded an Alice Brown PhD Studentship

The Alice Brown Studentship is a new 6-year PhD scholarship offering a programme of advanced study, ongoing research, professional training and development

In combination with their research methods training, subject specific training, and doctoral studies successful candidates will also work with supervisors, the Student Development Office, and the  Alice Brown Scholarship Programme Coordinator to participate in a comprehensive ongoing programme of professional development.

More broadly, Albert's research looks at the question of political efficacy of social media in Africa. Specifically, how the public negotiate with the structural and legislative constraints of digital spaces in Tanzania.There will be a particular emphasis on how the opposition and public at large transgress the boundaries of tightly-restricted democratic spaces in Tanzania. 

Find out more about the studentship.

Albert's staff profile. 

Albert Mkony