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Robert Macdonald

Robert Macdonald
Dr Robert Macdonald
Research Fellow in African Studies
5.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Elections, Voting, African politics, Tanzania, Election observation, Social media and politics, Digital data

I am currently working on two research projects: 1) Developing Data?, which looks at the political and economic uses of data in East Africa and beyond, and 2) the UKRI GCRF/Newton Fund African Elections during the COVID-19 Pandemic project, which looks at ways of mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on African elections. In 2021, I will begin work on a third: Local Perceptions and Media Representations of Election Observation in Africa, which focuses on local perceptions of observation missions and the ways in which information about these missions circulates. 

Topics interested in supervising

African politics Election observation

If you are interested in being supervised by Robert Macdonald, please see the links below for more information:

PhD In African Studies