Example staff list

This is an example of how a staff listing control works. It has been set up to show the staff in a particular department and the "Display format" option set to "Flow". There are alternative options to create bulleted lists or staff lists in tablular format. You can also filter for areas such as research activity, facility, keyword or job type.

This feature can be found in the "staff" folder in site elements.

Professor Karin Barber

Professor Karin Barber

Professor of African Cultural Anthropology

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am an anthropologist with a particular interest in popular culture, religion, and the verbal arts, both oral and written. Most of my research has been in the Yoruba-speaking area of Nigeria, and I am currently working on early Yoruba print culture. 

 

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5125
Email
k.j.barber@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maxim Bolt

Dr Maxim Bolt

Reader in Anthropology and African Studies

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am an anthropologist of Southern Africa specialising in labour, migration, borders, development, the social dynamics of money and - most recently - will-making and inheritance. My research has been based in both university and museum settings. In addition to my current courses, I have taught on anthropology and development, globalisation, and surveys in ethnographic research. I am currently an ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8444
Email
m.bolt@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lynne Brydon

Dr Lynne Brydon

Senior Honorary Research Fellow

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

Research and teaching in the interdisciplinary environment that is the Department of African Studies and Anthropology has been one of the most rewarding and challenging phases in my life: rewarding as this kind of work pushes me to join up the dots, to make connections across disciplines and sets of ideas, and challenging because this kind of fluidity and opportunity is a square peg in the round ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5123
Email
l.brydon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Reginald Cline-Cole

Dr Reginald Cline-Cole

Senior Lecturer

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am a (human) geographer by training and multi-disciplinary researcher by choice; and have, to date, had the good fortune of practising these ‘trades’ within the three related disciplines of Geography, Environmental Studies and, currently, Area Studies.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5132
Email
r.e.a.cline-cole@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias

Dr Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am a historian. I have worked on epigraphic sources for the medieval history of West Africa. I have also developed new approaches to the 17th-century Timbuktu Chronicles, and to some historical oral narratives current among the Mande, Songhay, Baatombu, and Yoruba.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 680 1399
Email
p.f.de_moraes_farias@bham.ac.uk

Dr Juliet Gilbert

Dr Juliet Gilbert

Lecturer in African Studies and Anthropology

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am an anthropologist with a particular interest in youth studies, religion (especially Pentecostalism), insecure livelihoods, and aspects of popular culture (fashion, beauty pageants, mobile phones). My doctorate thesis focused on young women’s livelihoods in Calabar, southeastern Nigeria.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 48135
Email
j.gilbert.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Leslie James

Dr Leslie James

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

My research examines the political and intellectual history of Africa and the African diaspora, with particular interest in black radical discourses and the global and local dimensions of anti-colonial movements in the twentieth century. I am currently researching newspapers in the late colonial period in West Africa and the Caribbean as a medium for the construction of not only local/national ...

Email
l.e.james@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jessica Johnson

Dr Jessica Johnson

Lecturer in the Anthropology of Africa

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am a social anthropologist specialising in Southern Africa, with a particular focus on the anthropology of gender and law in Malawi.

Email
j.johnson.5@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Jones

Dr Rebecca Jones

Research Fellow
Lecturer in African Studies from January 2017

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am a scholar of Nigerian print, literary and popular cultures in the Yoruba and English languages, with an emphasis on archival research and on literary and popular texts that are published and circulating mainly within Nigeria. My research sits on the intersection between literary studies and anthropology; I am interested in how literary print cultures, genres, readers and writers emerge and ...

Telephone
(+44) 0121 4158413
Email
r.k.jones@bham.ac.uk

David Kerr

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

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am a project administrator working on the ERC-funded project, 'Knowing Each Other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria' research project. 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.

I am also studying ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 41 42885
Email
d.kerr@bham.ac.uk

Dr Insa Nolte

Dr Insa Nolte

Reader in African Studies

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

My research focuses on Nigeria and especially Yoruba history, culture and politics. I am currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of an ERC Grant with the title 'Knowing Each Other: everyday religious encounters, social identities and tolerance in southwest Nigeria,' based both at the University of Birmingham in the UK, and at Osun State University (UNIOSUN) in Nigeria. 

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5129
Email
m.i.nolte@bham.ac.uk

Dr Terri Ochiagha

Dr Terri Ochiagha

Honorary Research Fellow

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I hold a PhD in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (specialising in African Literature) from Complutense University, Madrid. After a three-year teaching career in a number of Spanish universities, I took up a two-year British Academy Newton International Fellowship at the University of Sussex in 2014. That month, I was conferred a Honorary Research Fellowship here at the Department of African ...

Email
t.ochiagha@bham.ac.uk

Dr Katrien Pype

Dr Katrien Pype

Birmingham Fellow

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am an anthropologist interested in the social and cultural contours of communication. Until now, I have studied how messages were transferred to masses (proselytization via TV serials/propaganda via TV news). Lately, I have started to analyse how people make sense of communication technologies in their daily lives and how it impacts urban lifeworlds.

I am also an Assistant Professor at the ...

Email
k.pype@bham.ac.uk

Dr Benedetta Rossi

Dr Benedetta Rossi

Reader in African History and Anthropology
Departmental Head of Postgraduate Studies (Taught and Research)

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I work on the history and anthropology of twentieth-century West Africa, with a focus on Hausa and Tuareg societies in the Republic of Niger. My recent publications focus on slavery; emancipation; labour; migrations; governance; and the history and impacts of planned development.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47343
Email
b.rossi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Keith Shear

Dr Keith Shear

Senior Lecturer in African Studies

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am particularly interested in South African history and politics, and am currently researching how the South African state coped with domestic political dissent during the 1940s through to the 1960's.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2288
Email
k.s.shear@bham.ac.uk

Dr Silke Strickrodt

Dr Silke Strickrodt

Visiting Research Fellow

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

I am a historian of West Africa with a particular interest in the precolonial and early colonial periods. My research focuses on the history of Afro-European encounters in the context of trade, Christian mission and scientific exploration, as well as the economic, political, social and cultural changes which these encounters have entailed for African societies and individuals. 

Email
s.strickrodt@bham.ac.uk