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Centre of African Studies


Advisory Group Members

  • Chair: Prof Martin Millett
  • Prof Ash Amin (Geography)
  • Dr Adam Branch (Centre of African Studies)
  • Dr Mark Elliott (MAA)
  • Mr Toni Fola-Alade (HSPS, African-Caribbean Society)
  • Miss Sharon Mehari (President of the Cambridge African Caribbean Society )
  • Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa (Sociology)
  • Mr Mark Purcell (UL)
  • Dr Sujit Sivasundaram (History, Centre of Asian Studies)
  • Secretary: Dr Ángel Gurría-Quintana

External expert panel

The Advisory Group has established a small external panel to provide help and advice to us, and to the Research Fellows, helping to complement the expertise available within the University. The following have agreed to join this panel:

  • Dr Toby Green (King’s College London)
  • Prof Meleisa Ono-George (Warwick University)
  • Prof Olivette Otele (University of Bristol)
  • Prof Diana Paton (University of Edinburgh)


To contact the Advisory Group, please email

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