Three African Economic History research fellows appointed

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2011-09-23

Julius Agbor, Leigh Gardner and Martine Mariotti have been appointed as Research Fellows in the Department of Economics from September 1. All three appointees are trained in African economic history and will resort under the new African Economic History Group within the Department.

Julius Agbor completed his Masters degree at the University at the Western Cape in 2004, and then a PhD from the University of Cape Town in 2010. His dissertation explored the political economy of 20th century colonisation and decolonisation in Africa. He is currently an African Research Fellow at the Africa Growth Institute at the Brookings Institute, Washington.

Leigh Gardner completed her PhD in Economic History at Oxford University in 2009. From 2009 she was appointed as Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, and in 2010 she moved to the British Museum. Her research interests include African economic history and development, the political economy of the British Empire, and the origins of economic and political institutions. She joined the London School of Economics in August 2011.

Martine Mariotti completed a Masters degree in Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand and then a Masters and PhD in Economic History at the University of California in 2008. She is now a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Her most recent publication is an investigation into labour markets during South Africa's Apartheid regime.

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