Langton completed his PhD in 2018. His thesis explored the changing conceptions and practices of citizenship in the context of transnational migration, with a specific focus on Zimbabweans living in South Africa and the UK. Since completing his PhD, Dr Miriyoga continues with his teaching role in the Department of Politics and International Relations. He has also been doing some work with Global Witness – a London-based environmental and anti-corruption campaign organisation.
A significant political shift has taken place in Zimbabwe with the recent militarisation of the state, as the internal factional politics within the ruling party, Zanu PF’s G40 and Lacoste, have reached dismal heights. The dismissal of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa from his post on 6 November has resulted in a military take-over by the security forces. What ramifications could a military coup have for the state? And what could a transition of power mean for Zimbabwe? The
Robert Mugabe has been Zimbabwe’s president since independence in 1980. Now 93, and increasingly frail, he is preparing to contest presidential elections in 2018. Julia Gallagher looks back to the last elections in 2013 to explain why he will probably win again. ‘Elections are evil, they cause deaths, they create joblessness, homelessness, property is destroyed, the civil liberties of people are eroded, the rule of law is suspended. I can’t imagine having an election again. I
AAME director Julia Gallagher discusses the challenges she faced conducting interviews with Zimbabweans about their country's relationship with Britain. The piece is based on an article, 'Interviews as Catastrophic Encounters: An Object Relations Methodology for IR Research' published in International Studies Perspectives, which is currently available through open access. The interviews were part of research for her forthcoming book, Zimbabwe's International Relations: fantas
With President Mugabe's health failing, succession battles within his own party continue, while the opposition parties remain in a state of disarray. Dr Tendi is a leading expert on Zimbabwe, will explore the complexities of Zimbabwe's politics of succession. This is the first in AAME's new seminar series. Talks on the Middle East, China and India will follow later in the term. Details here. Dr Miles Tendi is a Lecturer in African History and Politics in the Department of Int
Jones and Betts argue that refugees are not passive, apolitical victims, examine the political lives of exiles and how they are often shaped by the ambivalent role of outsiders. Find the article here. #WillJones #Zimbabwe #Rwanda
Over half the world lives under authoritarian regimes. For these people, the opportunity to engage in politics moves outside the state's territory. Mobilising across borders, diasporas emerge to challenge such governments. This book offers an in-depth examination of the internal politics of transnational mobilisation. Studying Rwandan and Zimbabwean exiles, it exposes the power, interests, and unexpected agendas behind mobilisation, revealing the surprising and ambivalent rol
Lyn completed her PhD in September 2016. Her research explored ideas of family, the Commonwealth, and Africa with specific focus on Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
Since completing, Dr Johnstone has been busy planning and hosting a workshop for postgraduate researchers on the process and challenges of conducting research in and on Africa.
She is planning an edited volume from the workshop and working on turning her doctoral thesis into a book. #DrLynJohnstone #Rwanda #Zimbabwe #Afr
In looking at the broader themes of development, democracy and digital media in postcolonial African states, Kuziwa's study will look specifically at the fast-paced growth of mobile smart phone usage in Zimbabwe to access social media and enhance citizen engagement.
Her research aims to analyse Mamdani’s bifurcated state model which suggests that we live in a binary world consisting of ‘citizens’ and ‘subjects’, and particularly how this, may or may not apply to the case of