At the LSE Departments of Government and International Development, I welcome applications from prospective PhD students in the following areas:
land politics, titling, demarcation, land conflict
regions and regionalism: political economy determinants and political effects
political economy of inequality
states in the Global South
commodity chains in export agriculture in Africa: networks of political and economic association
I am happy to discuss ideas with prospective students: please email me with a short research proposal and your CV. For procedural information on how to apply for doctoral studies at the LSE, please visit the LSE website.
In 2023-2026, I am especially interested in supervising students who combine interests in African political economy with disciplinary background in Geography, History, Demography, and/or Environmental Studies, and who are experienced in the use of GIS, land politics and policy, agrarian political economy including GVCs and export commodity chains, and historical analysis of elections. The LSE also has an array of methodology offerings that successful applications can take advantage of to enhance their skills in these areas once they are at the LSE.
My LSE PhD students in 2023-2024 are: Camilo Acero-Vargas (ID, with JP Faguet, and LSE International Inequalities Institute), Sept. 2021+ Stephanie Wanga (GV, second with Leigh Jenco in GV, Spring 2023+) Jorich Loubser (ID, second supervisor with James Putzel, ID), Sept. 2022+ Michael Mugisha (ID, second supervisor with James Putzel, ID), August 2022+
Catherine Boone Professor of Comparative Politics London School of Economics and Political Science Depts. of Government and International Development Connaught House, Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE UK email@example.com