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Alumni

2010-11

Tom Barron was Gates Scholar who wrote his dissertation on ‘The soldier and the state in the Congo crisis: The unprofessional legacy of the national Congolese army’. He worked under the supervision of Devon Curtis and his research is published by African Security (Volume 6, Issue 2, 2013).

Stuart Barton wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Alastair Fraser on ‘A special place for China? How Zambia has used economic zones to attract new foreign investment’.

Max Battle wrote his dissertation on 'Performance and identity in Senegalese urban culture, 1930-1950'. He was supervised by Ruth Watson.

Sam Daly wrote his dissertation on ‘Boxing and sexuality in Lagos, Nigeria, 1950-1970’ and was supervised by Ruth Watson.

Jonathan Gersten wrote his dissertation on 'The presentation of the Griot in Mandé cinema: Zan Boko (Kaboré,1988), Keïta! L'Héritage du Griot (Kouyaté, 1994) and Bamako (Sissako, 2006)'. He was supervised by Chris Warnes.

Zachary Hulstrom wrote his dissertation on 'Language strategies in Dar es Salaam's bongo flava music'. He was supervised by Nicholas Cook and Felicitas Becker.

Nadia Kevlin wrote her dissertation on ‘The politics of homosexuality in Uganda’ and was supervised by Sharath Srinivasan.

John Lindsay wrote his dissertation on 'Domestic security implications of digital communication technologies in Kenya'. He was supervised by Sharath Srinivasan.

Natalie Moss wrote her dissertation on 'Development of the Lamu port: Connecting Kenya or a high modernist mirage?' She was supervised by Liz Watson.

Jason Robinson wrote his dissertation on 'Spoilers and violence in South Africa's transition, 1990-1994' and was supervised by Devon Curtis. He recently published 'Fragments of the Past: Homeland Politics and the South African Transition 1990–2014' in the Journal of Southern African Studies.

Rahul Sharma wrote his dissertation on 'Deconstructing representations of the Darfur crisis'. He was supervised by Sharath Srinivasan.

David Thompson wrote his dissertation on 'Education and nation-building in Tanzania, 1967-1985'. He was supervised by Megan Vaughan.


 2011-12

Kristine Albrektsen wrote her dissertation on 'Implications of livelihood and protection programming in Darfur's complex humanitarian emergency'. She was supervised by Sharath Srinivasan.

Arnold Chase wrote his dissertation on 'Swollen shoot virus and the Gold Coast cocoa trade, 1945 - 1957'. Hew was supervised by Megan Vaughan.

Kevin Beckford wrote his dissertation on 'Exploring the elements of East African hip hop culture'. Hew was supervised by Felicitas Becker.

Beatrice Bianchi wrote his dissertation on 'Contesting power: Analysis of the opposition political strategies in the Republic of Guinea (2006-2012)'. She was supervised by Devon Curtis.

Catherine Connor wrote his dissertation on 'Participant or bystander? Africa and the international climate negotiations'. She was supervised by Liz Watson.

Wing Lok Hung wrote his dissertation on 'Chinese in Twentieth-century East Africa: Patterns of economic activities in Uganda (1980-Present)'. Hew was supervised by Emma Hunter.

William Kalema wrote his dissertation on 'Juridical statehood and extraversion strategies in Sudan: The round table Conference of 1965 and its Aftermath'. Hew was supervised by Sharath Srinivasan.

Greg Queyranne wrote his dissertation on ‘Enemies to allies? Congo and Rwanda’s dynamic relationship’. He was supervised by Devon Curtis.

Sarah Smart wrote his dissertation on 'The catholic church in Zimbabwe since 2000: A case-study of Kwekwe'. She was supervised by David Maxwell.

Sabrina Smith wrote his dissertation on ''A piece of Congo': Nationality, territory and legal pluralism in South Kivu'. She was supervised by Devon Curtis.


 2012-13

David Bannister wrote his dissertation on 'Epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis and its treatment in colonial northern Ghana, 1900-1957' and was supervised by Ruth Watson.

Michaela Collord wrote her dissertation on 'Representation and parliamentary independence in contemporary Ugandan politics'. She was supervised by Florence Brisset-Foucault.

Clare Cullen wrote her dissertation on 'Zimbabwean citizenship and belonging in the context of Operation Murambatsvina, 2005 - 2013'. She was supervised by David Maxwell.

Andrew Ehrenkranz wrote his dissertation on 'Mobile  communication technology and change amongst traditional healers in Dar Es Salaam'. He was supervised by Felicitas Becker.

Tonbara Ekiyor wrote her dissertation on 'Chiefs in Botswana and the formative years of an 'exceptional democracy', 1963-1969'. She was supervised by Ruth Watson.

Netta Kornberg wrote her dissertation on 'Namibian english-language women's literature, 1986-2001'. She was supervised by Chris Warnes.

Christopher McKeon wrote his dissertation on 'Modernity, identity, and land tenure debates in Kenya, 1953-1963'. He was supervised by Emma Hunter.

James Streather wrote his dissertation on 'Islam in political conflict in Uganda: The role of Nuhu Mbogo and the Sudanese mutiny, 1890-1899'. He was supervised by Felicitas Becker.


2013-14

Grace Annan-Callcott wrote her dissertation on 'Urban life in post-colonial Nairobi and the socio-economic roots of the 2007 election violence'. She was supervised by Emma Hunter.

Emmanuella Asabor wrote her dissertation on 'Memory, nationhood and belonging in Biafran literary heritage, 1966-2014'. She was supervised by Ruth Watson.

Geneviève Barrons wrote her dissertation on 'Educating “Cinderella”: Political discourse and agency in the education of girls in colonial Malawi, 1924-1964'. She was supervised by Zoë Groves.

Imogen Daynes wrote her dissertation on '"God's new tribe": Education, media, and transnationalism in the city of god church, Accra, Ghana, 1992-2014'. She was supervised by David Maxwell.

Solange Fontana wrote her dissertation on 'Networks, violence and governance: A case study of Masisi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo'. She was supervised by Devon Curtis.

Alexander Goring wrote his dissertation on 'An intellectual history of the 1974 sixth Pan-African Congress and its contribution to pan-africanism'. He was supervised by Leslie James.

Rory Grant wrote his dissertation on 'Vagabonds, femmes fatales, saviours: The politicization of gender in Rwanda, 1973-2014'. He was supervised by Devon Curtis.

Fumiya Kadowaki wrote his dissertation on 'SADC and South African foreign policy in the Zimbabwean crisis'. He was supervised by James Mayall.


2014-15

Angus Barry wrote his dissertation on 'Polarisation in Hybrid Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Opposition Party Strategy in Uganda and Cameroon'. He was supervised by Ian Cooper.

Stuart Bolus wrote his dissertation on 'Election Powerbrokers and Local Government Strongmen: Chieftaincy in Ghana 1992-2015'. He was supervised by Ruth Watson.

Kieran Dodds wrote his dissertation on '‘I have the honour to be, Sir, Yours always in Sports’: football and social identities in late-colonial Lesotho'. He was supervised by Zoe Groves.

David Earnshaw wrote his dissertation on 'Security and State Building in Contemporary Rwanda: The Relationship between Conflict and State Capacity'. He was supervised by Marta Iniguez-de-Heredia.

Jeremiah Garsha wrote his dissertation on 'Genocide Memorialisation and Nationalist Discourses in Namibia, 1904-Present'. He was supervised by Ruth Watson.

Patrick Hoffmann wrote his dissertation on 'Envisioning the city: the political culture of urban governance and planning for Dar es Salaam's informal settlements'. He was supervised by Tatiana Thieme.

Partha Moman wrote his dissertation on 'This man does not know the meaning of peace': popular contestations of peace and legitimate violence in contemporary Gulu district in northern Uganda'. He was supervised by Sharath Srinivasan.

Jake Obeng-Bediako wrote his dissertation on 'Nationalism and Christianity in Ghana during the Decolonization Era, 1946-1958'. He was supervised by Ruth Watson.

Sipke Shaughnessy wrote his dissertation on 'Restoring the Bushman: traditional knowledge and the contestation of memory, identity and community among the ‡Khomani San, South Africa'. He was supervised by Harri Englund.

Ben Walker wrote his dissertation on 'Saving Sandema: Scottish Presbyterian Medical Mission in Decolonising Ghana, 1951-1971'. He was supervised by David Maxwell.