Staff  

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Professor Karin Barber

Professor Karin Barber

Professor of African Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology, popular culture, religion, and the verbal arts, both oral and written. Yoruba and Yoruba print culture.

Dr Maxim Bolt

Dr Maxim Bolt

Lecturer in Anthropology and African Studies

Anthropology, labour, migration, borders, development and the social dynamics of money.

Dr Stewart Brown

Dr Stewart Brown

Reader in Caribbean Literature

African and Caribbean fiction and poetry

Dr Lynne Brydon

Dr Lynne Brydon

Senior Honorary Research Fellow

Gender, changing family structures, migration, development issues, historicised ethnography

Dr Reginald Cline-Cole

Dr Reginald Cline-Cole

Senior Lecturer

Geography, environment, rural energy, area studies.

Dr Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias

Dr Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Early pre-colonial history of Africa, cultural interactions, oral traditions

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones

Research Fellow

‘Knowing Each Other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria.' research project

David Kerr

David Kerr

Project Administrator, Knowing each-other project

I am a project administrator working on the ERC-funded project, ‘Knowing Each Other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria.' The project explores how people relate to those of other religions in everyday life and the ways in which religious difference contributes to the constitution of social identities.

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Professor Tom McCaskie

Senior Research Fellow

History and culture of Asante and Africa; comparative history; history of ideas; historiography

Dr Insa Nolte

Dr Insa Nolte

Senior Lecturer in African Studies

Yoruba history, culture and politics

Professor Olukoya Ogen

Professor Olukoya Ogen

Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Professor of History, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria

Dr Katrien Pype

Dr Katrien Pype

Birmingham Fellow

Anthropology, social and cultural contours of communication.

Dr Benedetta Rossi

Dr Benedetta Rossi

Lecturer in African Studies

History and anthropology of twentieth-century West Africa, Hausa and Tuareg societies.

Dr Keith Shear

Dr Keith Shear

Senior Lecturer in African Studies

African history and politics

Dr Kate Skinner

Dr Kate Skinner

Lecturer in the History of Africa and its Diasporas
Head of Department of African Studies and Anthropology