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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,International Financial Institutions,Global Governance,Digital Work,Digital ethnography,digital methodologies,Labour and labour movements,Mixed methods research in social sciences,information economy,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
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
Rama Salla Dieng Lecturer, 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 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 Africa 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 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
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
Robert Macdonald Teaching Fellow in African Studies and International Development Elections,Voting,African politics,Tanzania,Election observation,Social media and politics 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 2.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 650 6970
j.munoz@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,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
Thomas.Molony@ed.ac.uk
Nelson Oppong Lecturer in African Studies and International Development African security,Global justice,Institutions and institutional change,Norms,Politics of oil,Participation,organizations and institutions,Social movements,Theories of democracy,theories of global justice,Sustainability,governance,Civic engagement,Development studies,civil society 5.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
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 B.02 
19 George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 3066
sam.spiegel@ed.ac.uk