Country: South Africa
I am a political scientist with an interest in three broad areas, namely (1) the history of state formation and related ideas of sovereignty, statehood, community and order (2) the notion of “the international” in theory and practice and (3)Africa in/and International Relations. My current project examines the history of “the international” as a concept and a normative field. I’m particularly keen to understand how ‘Africa’ as an idea and place has featured into it. I joined the Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011 after completing an MA in Political Economy at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and a PhD in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, UK. My dissertation examined state and social processes in the Voltaic region of West Africa between the 16th and 19th Centuries.
Comparative Political Institutions
Sovereignty And Statehood
Africa's International Relations