Staff Back to 'Department of African Studies and Anthropology' At Birmingham you will be taught by staff who have first-hand experience of the continent - they have lived and taught in Africa, and continue to carry out research there. Professor Karin Barber Emeritus 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 Reader in Anthropology and African StudiesDepartmental Head of Postgraduate Studies (Taught and Research) Anthropology, labour, migration, borders, development and the social dynamics of money. Dr Lynne Brydon Senior Honorary Research Fellow Gender, changing family structures, migration, development issues, historicised ethnography Dr Reginald Cline-Cole Senior Lecturer Geography, environment, rural energy, area studies. Dr Marco Di Nunzio Lecturer in African Studies and Anthropology Marginality, development, the politics of existence and the right to the city Professor Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias Honorary Professor Early pre-colonial history of Africa, cultural interactions, oral traditions, West African medieval Arabic inscriptions. Dr Leslie Fesenmyer Lecturer in the Anthropology of Africa I am a social anthropologist whose research interests include transnational migration, kinship, belonging, and religion (especially Pentecostalism).I have pursued these interests in the United Kingdom and Kenya and in the context of migration between the two countries. Dr Juliet Gilbert Lecturer in 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. Dr Jessica Johnson Lecturer in the Anthropology of Africa Social anthropology specialising in Southern Africa, anthropology of gender and law in Malawi Dr Rebecca Jones Lecturer in African Studies Nigerian print, literacy and popular culture Professor Tom McCaskie Senior Research Fellow History and culture of Asante and Africa; comparative history; history of ideas; historiography Dr Insa Nolte Reader in African StudiesHead of Department of African Studies and Anthropology Yoruba history, culture and politics Dr Terri Ochiagha Honorary Research Fellow Colonial whiteness, the history and literary representations of British colonial education, first-generation Nigerian writing, Nigerian print cultures, and life-writing Professor Olukoya Ogen Visiting Senior Research FellowProfessor of History, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria Dr Katrien Pype Honorary Research Fellow Anthropology, social and cultural contours of communication. Dr Benedetta Rossi Reader in African History and Anthropology History and anthropology of twentieth-century West Africa, Hausa and Tuareg societies. Dr Kate Skinner Senior Lecturer in the History of Africa and its Diasporas Dr Silke Strickrodt Visiting Research Fellow Afro-European encounters in the context of trade, Christian mission and scientific exploration, precolonial and early colonial Africa.