UCL African Studies Research Centre


House terraces in Marakwet, Kenya (Photo credit: UCL)



Our Vision for Research: World-class collaborations

UCL has a vast breadth of research on African issues. Here we showcase a selection of that research focusing on projects of the African Studies Research Centre core staff. Further information on UCL-wide projects can be found at the bottom of this page or by following the individual researcher links on the people page. To learn more about our research vision please visit the about us page.

Research Projects of core African Studies Research Centre Staff:

  Name Research Interests
Professor Kevin MacDonald Professor Kevin MacDonald (Programme Chair) 

Historical Anthropology of West Africa


Kevin's research pages at the IoA

Dr Matthew Davies Dr Matthew Davies (Lecturer in African Studies)

Long-term Human-Environment Resilience in Eastern Africa

Matthew's personal research website
Marakwet Research Project
African Farming Research Network

Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach Dr Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (Lecturer in African Studies) 

Migration, Dance and Society, Performance and Popular Culture in Francophone West Africa

Hélène's personal research website

Selected UCL Africa Research in other departments