Past Speakers:


Dr George H. Karekwaivanane

George H. Karekwaivanane is a historian based at the University of Edinburgh.  His research explores the ways that law and legal struggles can be used to shed light on social and political processes in African history. His forthcoming monograph will examine how law was deployed in the constitution and contestation of state power and legitimacy in Zimbabwe between 1950 and 2008.

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Dr Bronwen Everill

Bronwen Everill is a historian of Atlantic Africa. Her current project looks at ethical consumer movements and their emergence from, and impact on African trade in the period 1760-1830. She is the author of Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia (2013) and the co-editor of The History and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention and Aid in Africa (2013).

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Dr Justin Pearce

Justin Pearce is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in POLIS and a
Research Associate of St John’s College. He is currently conducting
research on the re-emergence of political violence in Mozambique since
2012, situating this within histories of nationalism and civil war as
well as within recent political-economic developments.


Dr Miles Larmer

Miles Larmer is Associate Professor of African History at the University of Oxford. He studies political and social change in southern-central Africa in the second half of the twentieth century. His book The Katangese Gendarmes and War in Central Africa: Fighting their way home, co-authored with Erik Kennes, will be published by Indiana University Press in July 2016.