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Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Gerhard Anders Senior Lecturer in African Studies and International Development Anthropology of development,Anthropology of Law,International criminal justice,Transitional justice,Law Anthropology, institutions and State policies,Law and Development 4.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 3178
Gerhard.Anders@ed.ac.uk
Mohammad Amir Anwar Lecturer in African Studies and International Development Globalisation,Economic Geography,African Political Economy,Digital Economy,Digital Value Creation,Future of Work,Humans of the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,Digital Labour,Gig Economy,Employment/Unemployment,Inequality and Poverty,Global Governance,Digital Work,Digital ethnography,Labour and labour movements,Mixed methods research in social sciences,Social media and internet technologies,Storytelling and ethnography,Identity Politics,Development studies 5.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+441316511731
mohammad.anwar@ed.ac.uk
Clayton Boeyink Research Fellow refugees and displacement,refugee camps,livelihoods,Cash Transfers,Healthcare,displaced Somalis,displaced Congolese,displaced Burundians,self-reliance,food aid,brokerage,Urban Refugees,invisibility,Tanzania,Kenya  cboeyink@ed.ac.uk
Barbara Bompani Reader in Africa & International Development;Research Associate at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. African Christianity, Religion and Politics, Religion and Development, Faith-based organisations (FBOs), Religion and Sexuality, LGBTI rights in Africa, public morality, Ugandan Pentecostalism, South African politics. 1.08 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3891
B.Bompani@ed.ac.uk
Andrew Bowman Lecturer in Africa and International Development Political economy,industrial policy,agricultural development,agro-processing,value chains,Mining and the extractive industries,Financialization,energy politics,Science and technology for development,infrastructure 2.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1617
andrew.bowman@ed.ac.uk
SJ Cooper-Knock Lecturer in International Development (CAS and Anthropology) Access to justice,Social Justice,Criminal Justice,Civil Justice,civil society,police,security,African security,African studies,South African politics,South Africa 4.30 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3936
s.j.cooperknock@ed.ac.uk
Ini Dele-Adedeji Postdoctoral Research Fellow Nigeria, Northern Nigeria/Northeastern Nigeria, Trans-Saharan migration, Chad, Niger, Transitional justice, African politics.  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
ini.dele-adedeji@ed.ac.uk
Rama Salla Dieng Lecturer in African Studies and International Development, Programme Director MSc Africa and International Development Political economy of agrarian transformation,Land,Capital and Labour,Gender and Development,African economies,African feminisms,Social Reproduction,Research methodology,Parenting and Care,Feminist, Critical Race & Decolonial thought 4.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1636
rdieng@ed.ac.uk
Kevin Donovan Lecturer, African Studies & International Development African history,Political and economic anthropology,STS 4.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
kevin.donovan@ed.ac.uk
Maggie Dwyer Lecturer in African Studies and International Development African politics,International Relations,peacekeeping,Social media,West Africa,African security,International development,African studies,militaries 4.14 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 5076
M.Dwyer@ed.ac.uk
Jean-Benoit Falisse Lecturer in African Studies and International Development African Great Lakes region,Health policy,Access to justice,Access to education,Migration and development,Fragile states,Media and conflict 4.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 1632
jb.falisse@ed.ac.uk
Hazel Gray Senior Lecturer in African Studies and Development Political economy of development,Political economy of institutions,Industrialization,Industrial policy,Heterodox economic theory,Social provisioning and economic change,Tanzania 5.26 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)1316515534
Hazel.Gray@ed.ac.uk
Akin Iwilade Lecturer in African Studies Natural Resource Politics and Governance,Social Anthropology of Youth,Nigerian Politics and Society,Regional Security in West Africa 4.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
a.iwilade@ed.ac.uk
George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane Lecturer in African Studies, Programme Director MSc in African Studies nationalism and the post-colonial state in Africa,Zimbabwe,Colonial/imperial history,legal history,history of the legal profession,Human rights,digital research,digital publics and counterpublics,Digital humanities,Media and society,new media 4.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3206
G.karekwaivanane@ed.ac.uk
Hugh Lamarque Postdoctoral Research Fellow 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 & Policing in Africa,Political Theory 4.01 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44(0)7948385942
Hugh.Lamarque@ed.ac.uk
Robert Macdonald Research Fellow in African Studies Elections,Voting,African politics,Tanzania,Election observation,Social media and politics,Digital data 5.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Robert.Macdonald@ed.ac.uk
Jose-Maria Munoz Senior Lecturer in African Studies & International Development Political and economic anthropology,Law and society,Taxation and citizenship,Borderlands,Infrastructure,West and Central Africa,Cameroon,Chad 2.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 650 6970
j.munoz@ed.ac.uk
Albert Mkony Researcher & Senior Tutor Social media in Africa,Governance and leadership in Africa,African politics,Swahili,International development,African Union,Intelligence studies,Tanzania,East Africa,Race and Ethnicity,Diaspora  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Albert.Mkony@ed.ac.uk
Thomas Molony Senior Lecturer in African Studies & Director, Centre of African Studies (CAS) African elections,African security,African politics,Tanzania,Kenya,East Africa,Swahili,Research methods in Africa,Mobile phones in Africa,ICT in Africa,African Studies,African history,African biography,Social media,security 4.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6976
Thomas.Molony@ed.ac.uk
Paul Nugent Professor of Comparative African History (School of History, Classics and Archaeology) & African Studies (School of Social and Political Science) African borderlands,Wine history,Comparative African History,African militaries and bureaucracies,Colonial/imperial history,Slavery and Slave Trade,Ghana politics and history,Trade and transport,Customs and Taxation,Africa and Global Temperance Room 4.01, 4F1 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 3879
Paul.Nugent@ed.ac.uk
Nelson Oppong Lecturer in African Studies and International Development Global justice,Institutions and institutional change,Norms,Politics of oil,Participation,Social movements,theories of global justice,Sustainability,governance,Development studies,civil society,Ghana 5.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)1316517112
nelson.oppong@ed.ac.uk
James Smith Vice Principal International; Professor of African and Development Studies African development,Science,technology and development,Global health policy,Neglected Zoonotic and Tropical Diseases,anthropology of development 4.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4321
James.Smith@ed.ac.uk
Sam Spiegel Senior Lecturer in International Development Major research themes - Theories of Social Justice and Rights - Governance,Global Institutions and Policymaking - Decolonisation,Dispossession,Alienation,Displacement and Migration,Epistemic Erasure,Storytelling and Social Change - Theorising Environments,Institutions,Values and Spaces - Community-Based Research,Ethnographic Approaches,Community-Engaged and Policy-Engaged Mixed Methods Approaches - Global Governance,Health,Development Politics - Anti-Racist and Feminist Appraoches to Knowledge Construction - Activism,Social Movements,Protest and Solidarity-Building (globally,and particularly in Indonesia,Zimbabwe and Canada/First Nations territory) - United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Conceptualisations of Nature-Society Relations,Relational Histories and Connections to Place,colonialism and decolonisation,research methods B.02 
19 George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 3066
sam.spiegel@ed.ac.uk