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Laura Mann

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Laura Mann
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 650 4688

Research Topic

Brokers of Trust, Ambiguous Identities? Intermediaries in Sudan

Current Degrees

University of Edinburgh, Sept 2007 to July 2010. PhD in African Studies (ongoing).

University of Edinburgh, Sept 2006 to July 2007, Research Masters with Distinction.

DEAC, Cairo Feb 2006 to June 2006 Intensive Arabic Program Kalimat, Cairo, Feb 2005 to Dec 2005. Egyptian Colloquial Arabic to Level 3, Modern Standard Arabic to Level 3.5

London School of Economics and Political Science, Sept 2001 to July 2004. First Class Honours in BSc. Environmental Policy with Economics.

Research Interests

Regional and ethnic social networks, economics of imperfect information, conflict and peace studies, Egyptian and Sudanese political economy  and African and Arabic literature.


Mann, Laura "Breeze from an Open Door: Foreign Spirits, National Bodies and the Potential for Egyptian Imaginative Resistance" Baker, Charlotte ed., Expressions of the Body: Representations in African Text and Image (Oxford: Peter Lang) Forthcoming.