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Core Staff

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
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
Andrew Bowman Lecturer in Africa and International Development economic development,Mining and the extractive industries;,agricultural development,Energy & Infrastructure,Political economy,Science,technology and development,Global Value Chains,industrial policy 2.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1617
Sidy Cissokho Postdoctoral Research Fellow ethnography,International Relations,norm diffusion,Policy construction,Political representation,State formation,privatisation,Roads and infrastructure,trade unions,Senegal 4.04 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0) 131 6511 790
Sarah Jane 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
Rama Salla Dieng Lecturer in Africa and International Development Political Economy of agrarian reform,African feminism,Gender and Development,capitalism in Africa 4.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Kevin Donovan Lecturer African history,Political and economic anthropology 4.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
Maggie Dwyer Research Fellow African politics,militaries,Security Studies,International Relations,peacekeeping,Social media,West Africa,Elections,African studies 4.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 5076
Jean-Benoit Falisse Lecturer in Africa 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
Hazel Gray Lecturer in African Studies and Development 5.26 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)1316515534
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
+44 (0)13165515355
Chisomo Kalinga Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Fellow Medical Humanities,Illness narratives,Narrative Medicine,Disease as Metaphor,Arts & Humanities-based research methodologies,participatory action resarch,Oral & print literary cultures,History of Medicine in Malawi,Traditional healing practices G.3 
22a Buccleuch Place
+44(0)1316 515118
George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane Lecturer 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
Hugh Lamarque Research Fellow African security,ethnography,Regionalism,governance,Policing,state-society relations,Territorial Politics,Non-state actors Rm. 4.04 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)7948385942
Jose-Maria Munoz Lecturer in African Studies & International Development Political and economic anthropology,Law and society,Taxation and citizenship,Borderlands,Infrastructure,West and Central Africa,Cameroon 2.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 650 6970
Albert Mkony Researcher & Senior Tutor  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
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,African informal economies,Mobile phones in Africa,ICT in Africa,African Studies,African history,African biography,Social media 4.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6976
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 Room 4.01, 4F1 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 3879
Rick Rohde Research Fellow Political ecology,Land reform,Politics of climate change science,Historical ecology,Visual ethnography  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
0131 332 4147 and 01599 235023
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
Sam Spiegel ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow and Senior Lecturer in International Development B.02 
19 George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 3066
Kate Symons Career Development Fellow - International Development International development,Political ecology,Extractive industries and resource governance,Conservation and development,blockchain 4.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Kate Wright Chancellor's Fellow in the Cultural and Creative Industries Media,Global justice,Humanitarian intervention,Norms,organizations and institutions,Rights,digital publics and counterpublics,Technology and society,Human rights,,Sociology of Knowledge,Humanitarian Technology,Communication theories,Media and society,Protest B.05 
21 George Square
0131 651 5592
Wolfgang Zeller Senior Research Fellow - African Governance and Space project (AFRIGOS) political anthropology,political geography,African borderlands,secessionism,border towns,Policing,vigilantism,smuggling,transport corridors,Mineral extraction,Namibia,Zambia,Lozi kingdom,Uganda,port cities,'traditional' authority,Roads and infrastructure 4.04 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 651 3134