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University of Edinburgh
African politics, militaries, conflict, peacekeeping, coups d'etat
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About Me

Maggie Dwyer is a Research Fellow in the Centre of African Studies at University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on conflict, security, and politics in Africa, with a particular emphasis on African militaries.

Recent Publications

“Situating Soldiers’ Demands: Mutinies and Protests in Burkina Faso.” Third World Quarterly (2016).


“Peacekeeping Abroad, Trouble Making at Home: Peacekeeping-Related Mutinies in West Africa.” African Affairs 114, no. 455 (2015): 206-225.


“Tactical Communication: Mutiny as a Form of Dialogue in West and Central Africa.” Africa Spectrum 50, no. 1 (2015): 206-225.


“Borrowed Scripts: Mutinies and Democratization in West Africa.” Conflict, Security and Development 15, no. 2 (2015): 97-118.

Media Coverage

-Guest blogs for numerous sites including Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog (2015, 2016), The Conversation (2014), and Democracy in Africa (2015)


-Regular radio interviews on Radio France International (Oct 2014, Dec 2014, Sep 2015)


-Research findings and writing has been featured in The New York Times (2016), The Economist (2015), Associated Press (2015), and The Washington Post (2015, 2016), Foreign Policy (2016), amongst other major news outlets (links available upon request)

Country Focus
Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso

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