Our Expertise

Our Expertise

The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) is a national network of academics, students, consultants, activists, diplomats, artists, community leaders, and others who share a mutual interest in the promotion of African Studies in Australasia and the Pacific region.

We have a wide range of expertise from across the African continent. Contacts and expertise areas are grouped below in regions.

If you are an AFSAAP member and would like your profile here, please email secretary@afsaap.org.au.

Anne Bartlett PhD

Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya
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My work centers on conflict, forced displacement, cities, and humanitarian crises. Arriving in Australia after a long trek from the UK via New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, she is happy to be working with AFSAAP. She was previously President of the Sudan Studies Association in the United States.

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Helen Ware PhD

Zambia, Malawi, Angola
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A historian, a sociologist, a demographer, a human rights advocate, a femocrat, an aid bureaucrat, a diplomat (High Commissioner to Zambia and Malawi, Ambassador to Angola) and now is that rare creature: a Professor of Peace Studies.

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Margaret O’Callaghan

Geographical Interest: Zambia
Zambia
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I worked for AusAID and the UN for 20 years. I have published on Gender and HIV, women in politics, and colonial travel in Africa. More recently I published a book on the impact of mining in Zambia as well as articles on mining conferences, research issues, and the Zambian elections. I have been an Associate of the Southern Africa Institute of Policy and research and a visiting Fellow at Crawford School, ANU.
Expertise: Mining impact, gender, HIV.

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Shanil Samarakoon

Geographical Interest: Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique
Malawi
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I am PhD Candidate (Environmental Humanities) with an interest in energy transitions in Africa. I am particularly interested in the implications of the continent’s turn towards off-grid solar as a solution to energy poverty. My PhD research explores issues of energy justice in Malawi’s off-grid solar market.

 

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