Dr Daniel Mulugeta Gebrie

Postdoctoral Researcher

Daniel was awarded a PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield in January 2018. 

 

His thesis examined governance practices and the construction of state ideas in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia. 

His work combines anthropology/ ethnography of the state, political imagination, practices of claims-making and the politics of development. 

Daniel holds MPhil and Masters degrees in Sociology from the University of Delhi, India and a BA in Sociology from Gondar University, Ethiopia. He previously worked as a Teaching Associate at the University of Sheffield. 

Daniel looks at the connections between architecture and regional and Pan-African politics. He uses architecture as a prism for understanding the complexity of different styles of regional identity, politics and geographic imaginations in contemporary Africa. 

As an empirical focus, Daniel investigates the manufacturing of collective political identities through a detailed analysis of the African Union (AU) building in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and regional headquarter buildings in Aduja (Nigeria), Arusha (Tanzania) and Gaborone (Botswana).

The project draws upon an array of qualitative methods, including archival and primary sources (such as interviews, observations and photography). 

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