Prof Julia Gallagher

Principal Investigator

Julia is Professor of African Politics at SOAS, University of London.

Julia's research builds on a long-standing interest and engagement in international politics and Africa.


Dr Joanne Tomkinson

Postdoctoral Researcher

Joanne recently completed a PhD at SOAS. Her thesis is a comparative political economy examination of the challenge of late development in the age of neoliberalism in Ethiopia and Vietnam.


Sunil Pun

Project Coordinator

Sunil is responsible for coordinating and managing logistics, financial and reporting processes and communications of the African State Architecture project.

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Kuukuwa Manful

PhD Candidate

Kuukuwa is an architect from Ghana with interests in African architectural history and social architecture. She holds an M.Arch from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and an MSc in African Studies from University of Oxford.​

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Dr Daniel Mulugeta

Research Associate

Daniel Mulugeta is a Lecturer in International Politics of Africa at SOAS and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow. His current project is 'Pan-African frontiers and identities: the remaking of Africa in world politics'. 

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Innocent Batsani Ncube

Postdoctoral Researcher

Innocent is a political scientist from Zimbabwe. He has over 16 years' experience managing national and regional civil society projects that promote political participation and civic engagement.