School of Social and Political Science

Dr Sara Rich Dorman

Job Title

Senior Lecturer in African Politics

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Room number

4.08

Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Background

Knowledge Exchange Fellow ESRC-AHRC-FCO, 2018-2020

Qualifications

  • BA Honours, Political Science and History Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • MPhil Politics, St Antony's College, Oxford
  • DPhil Politics, St Antony's College, Oxford

Publications include

“The Politics of Civil Society in Zimbabwe” (with Cornelias Ncube and Farai Chipato) In the Oxford Handbook of Zimbabwean Politics Edited by Miles Tendi, JoAnn McGregor, and Jocelyn Alexander (2020)

“Citizenship” in Routledge Handbook of Democratization in Africa edited Gabrielle Lynch and Peter van Doepp 2019.

"Nationalism in African Politics" In Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. Oxford University Press. 2019

Understanding Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism (Hurst and OUP 2016)  Reviewed in African Studies Review here, Foreign Affairs here, the Round Table here and the Africa at LSE blog here.

"‘We have not made anybody homeless’: regulation and control of urban life in Zimbabwe" Citizenship Studies (2016)

Topics interested in supervising

Sara welcomes inquiries from prospective students interested in researching African Politics. Current and recently finished PhD students whom she supervises/d have conducted research in Angola, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Russia. Recent topics include land reform, violence, religion, labour, NGOs and social movements in Southern Africa; borders, leadership succession, trade and identity in the Horn of Africa; corruption, mutinies and elections in West Africa.

Research interests

Research interests

African politics, Nationalism and the post-colonial state in Africa, Citizenship and belonging, Elections, State formation

Areas of interest

African Politics, with an emphasis on post-liberation states: Zimbabwe and Eritrea. The politics of NGOs, churches, elections, election-observing, and state-society relations. The politics of nationalism, nation and state-building in Africa, especially in the Horn of Africa and Southern Africa.

Research related activities

Senior Editor and Co-chair, Journal of Southern African Studies

Editorial Board member, African Affairs

Topics interested in supervising

Sara welcomes inquiries from prospective students interested in researching African Politics. Current and recently finished PhD students whom she supervises/d have conducted research in Angola, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Russia. Recent topics include land reform, violence, religion, labour, NGOs and social movements in Southern Africa; borders, leadership succession, trade and identity in the Horn of Africa; corruption, mutinies and elections in West Africa.

If you are interested in being supervised by Sara Rich Dorman, please see the links below (open in new windows) for more information:

Staff Hours and Guidance

Monday 10-12pm