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Hugh Lamarque

Hugh Lamarque
Hugh Lamarque
Research Fellow
Rm. 4.04 18 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK EH8 9LN
+44 (0)7948385942
Research Interests
African security, ethnography, Regionalism, governance, Policing, state-society relations, Territorial Politics, Non-state actors

Hugh Lamarque studied Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, before moving to CAS in 2010 to take the MSc in Africa and International Development. His research on petrol trading in eastern DR.Congo won the 2011 Director's Prize For Best Master's Dissertation in the Social Sciences. Hugh completed his doctorate at the London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2016, with funding from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This research concerned the relationship between street crime, border interaction and community policing in Rwanda and eastern DR.Congo.

Hugh has was worked previously for the World Bank, AKE Group, the British Institute in Eastern Africa, as a visiting research fellow at Lisbon University's Institute for Social Sciences (ISCTE-IUL), and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the African Politics MA at SOAS. His research concerns urban policing in borderland regions, informal cross border trading, informal petrol trading and supply-chain analysis of low value manufactured goods in East and Central Africa. Currently he is working with the AFRIGOS ERC research team on the Northern Corridor that connects Mombasa with Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali and extends on to towns in eastern DR.Congo.