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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.


Emmanuel Kusi Ofori-Sarpong

Doctoral Researcher

Emmanuel is a PhD candidate at SOAS, where his work investigates the politics of new cities in Ghana, Nigeria and Rwanda.

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Sunil Pun

Project Coordinator

Sunil is responsible for overseeing the operations and activities of the project.  

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Dr Kuukuwa Manful

Postdoctoral Researcher

Kuukuwa Manful is a researcher and trained architect who creates, studies, and documents architecture in Africa. She is concurrently a postdoctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London and a visiting postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

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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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Dr Innocent Batsani Ncube

Research Associate

Innocent is an Usawa Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SOAS. His current project is 'Comrade businessmen: Chinese firms in Africa, the case of AFECC in Zimbabwe’. ​

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