- Namhla Matshanda
- Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- Research Interests
- State-making, Horn of Africa, Political identities and citizenship, Territorial borders
State theory, the (un)making of the state in post-colonial Africa, comparative colonial history, political identities, African borders and borderlands.
My research is primarily concerned with patterns of state-making in the Horn of Africa from the late colonial period. The focus is on making sense of the highly contested nature of the region's territorial borders, I do this by exploring processes of identity and place making on the eastern Ethiopia and northern Somalia (Somaliland) border and borderlands.
Dr. Sara Rich Dorman
Prof. Paul Nugent
MA International Relations- University of the Witwatersrand (2009)
BA Honours- University of the Western Cape (2007)