This section features scholarly and popular writing from Next Generation Social Sciences fellows.

Toyin Ajao

Ajao, Toyin, Wielenga, Cori. "Citizen Journalism and Conflict Transformation: The Ushahidi's Response to Kenya's 20008 Post-Election Violence.Matatu, 49(2), 467-486

Steve Ouma Akoth


Akoth, Steve Ouma. 2017. "Positioning and making citizenship through Oba,a K'Ogelo Cultural Festivals in Siaya County, Kenya." Journal of African Cultural Studies. 29:2, 194-210.
Akoth, Steve Ouma. 2014. "Human Rights Critique in Post-Colonial Africa: Practices Among Luo in Western Kenya," Anthropology Southern Africa, 37:1-2, 94-106. Akoth, Steve Ouma. 2014. "World of Human Rights: Ambiguities of Rights Claiming in Africa" Anthropology Southern Africa, 37:1-2, 140-142.

 Edmore Chitukutuku

Chitukutuku, Edmore. 2017. "Rebuilding the liberation war base: materiality and landscapes of violence in Northern Zimbabwe." Journal of East African Studies. 11(1), 133-150.



Yaliwe Clarke

yaliwe-clarkeClarke, Yaliwe. 2013. “Gender and Peacebuilding: Conceptual Questions,"  African Journal of Peace and Conflict, Vol 6. University for Peace, Costa Rica.

Isaac Dery


Ganle, J. K., Dery, I., Manu, A. A., & Obeng, B. (2016). ‘If I go with him, I can't talk with other women’: Understanding women's resistance to, and acceptance of, men's involvement in maternal and child healthcare in northern Ghana." Social Science & Medicine, 166, 195-204.
Dery, Isaac. 2016. “Access to and Control Over Land as Gendered: Contextualising Women’s Access and Ownership Rights of Land in Rural Ghana,” Africanus, 45(2), 28-48

Bernadine Jones

Jones, Bernadine. 2016. "Television news and the digital environment: A triadic multimodal approach for analysing moving image media." African Journalism Studies. 37(2), 116-137

Pedzisai Maedza

Maedza, Pedzisai. 2017. Performing Asylum: Theatre of Testimony in South AfricaSouth Africa, African Studies Centre Leiden

Siphokazi Magadla

0387adc Magadla, Siphokazi. 2014. "The Bloemhof Incident: Affirmative Action in Death Row," Al Jazeera. Magadla, Siphokazi. 2014. "Another Five Years of Jacob Zuma," Al Jazeera.
Magadla, Siphokazi. 2014. "Beyond 'Rebels' and 'Terrorists': On the Chibok Girls and Post-9/11 Militarism," The South African Civil Society Information Service.
Magadla, Siphokazi with Makhunga, Lindiwe D.. 2014. "Joyce Banda, Neither Saint Nor Sinner," Thought Leader, Mail and Guardian.

Lindiwe D. Makhunga

Makhunga, Lindiwe D. 2014. "South African Parliament and Blurred Lines: The ANC Women's League and the African National Congress' Gendered Political Narrative," Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity, Vol 28. Taylor & Francis.
Makhunga, Lindiwe D. with Magadla, Siphokazi. 2014. "Joyce Banda, Neither Saint Nor Sinner," Thought Leader, Mail and Guardian.

 Godfrey Maringira

Godfrey-MaringiraMaringia, Godfrey. 2014. "It's in My Blood," Armed Forces and Society, 41: 1, 23-42. Sage Journals.
Maringia, Godfrey. 2014. "Militarized Minds: The Lives of Ex-Combatants in South Africa," Sociology,0038038514523698. Sage Journals.

S'Mangele Mayisela

Mayisela, S. (2016). Ethics and ethical dilemmas in research. In L., Frick, P. Motshoane,  C. McMaster,  and C. Murphy, (Eds.), Postgraduate study in South Africa: Surviving and succeeding. South Africa, Cape Town: Sun Media.

Kathleen Lorne McDougall

kathleen McDougall, Kathleen Lorne. 2014. "Just Living: Genealogic, Honesty and The Politics of Apartheid Time," Anthropology Southern Africa, 37:1-2, 19-29.
Ross, Fiona C., Henderson, Patricia, McDougall, Kathleen Lorne, and Cousins, Thomas. 2014."Not Knowing Endings: An Epilogue," Anthropology Southern Africa, 37:1-2, 62-67.

Nicodemus M. Minde

kathleen Minde, Nicodemus, Roop, S., Tronvoll, K. 2018. "The Rise and Fall of the Government of National Unity in Zanzibar: A Critical Analysis of the 2015 elections," Journal of African Elections, 17:1, 162-184.

Minde, Nicodemus, Roop, S., Tronvoll, K. 2018."The politics of continuity and collusion in Zanzibar: political reconciliation and the establishment of the Government of National Unity," Journal of Modern African Studies, 56:2, 245-267.

Ruth Murambadoro


Murambadoro, Ruth. 2016. "To Remain Silent is a Position": A Look into the #ThisFlag citizen's movement in Zimbabwe." Kujenga Amani
Murambadoro, Ruth. 2014. "The Politics of Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: Three Times Failure - Will the Fourth Time Count?" Kujenga Amani
Murambadoro, Ruth. 2015. “We cannot reconcile until the past has been acknowledged:’ Perspectives of Gukurahundi from Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.” African Journal on Conflict Resolution, 47 (1): 31-52

Leigh-Ann Naidoo


Naidoo, Leigh-Ann. 2016. “We shall not be moved or led astray: The emergence of the 2015 student movement.” New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Issue 60, Fourth Quarter.

Naidoo, Leigh-Ann. 2016. “Soweto Anniversary: Is our 1976 moment still to come?International Viewpoint Online Magazine

Naidoo, Leigh-Ann. 2015. “Needing to learn: #RhodesMustFall and the decolonization of the university,” Independent Thinking (2nd Edition). Pretoria: Department of Higher Education and Training

Henry Obi

henryObi, Henry. 2016. “Syncretic Arenas: Essays on Postcolonial African Drama and Theatre for Esiaba Irobi,” South African Theatre Journal.




Eric Ochen

Ochen, Eric. 2014. "Traditional Acholi Mechanisms for Reintergrating Uganda Child Abductees,"Anthropology Southern Africa, 37: 3-4, 239-251.

Uche Okpara

Okpara, Uche, Stringer, L.C. and Dougill, A.J. 2016. "Perspective on contextual vulnerability in discourses of climate conflict." Earth System Dynamics, 7, 89-102
Okpara, Uche, Stringer, Lindsay, Dougill, Andrew. 2016. "Using a Novel Climate-- Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad." Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 17: 351
Okpara, Uche, Stringer, Lindsay, Dougill, Andrew. 2016. "Lake drying and livelihood dynamics in Lake Chad: Unravelling the mechanisms, contexts, and responses."  Springer Netherlands, 45:7, 781-795
Opara, Uche, Stringer, Lindsay. Dougall, Andrew, Bila, Mohammed. 2015. "Conflicts about water in Lake Chad: Are environmental, vulnerability and security issues linked?" 15:4.

Tobi Oshodi

Seteolu, Folabi & Oshodi, A. T. (2017). “Oscillation of Two Giants: Sino-Nigeria Relations and the Global South.” Journal of Chinese Political Science,
Langer, Arnim; Meuleman, Bart; Oshodi, Abdul-Gafar Tobi & Schroyens, Maarten (2017). "Can Student Populations in Developing Countries Be Reached by Online Surveys? The Case of the National Service Scheme Survey (N3S) in Ghana." Field Methods, 29(2): pp. 154-170.
Oshodi, Tobi (2016). “The ‘controversial’ mastery of Mazrui… Adieu to one of Africa’s all time best!” In: Seifudein Adem, Jideofor Adibe, Abdul Karim Bangura & Abdul Samed Bemath (compiled). A giant tree has fallen: Tributes to Ali Al’amin Mazrui, South Africa: African Perspectives Publishing, pp. 481-483.
Pogoson, A. I & Oshodi, Tobi (2015). “Nigeria and the challenges of regional security.” African Journal of International Affairs and Development, Vol. 19(1–2), pp. 192–216.
Oshodi, A. T. (2015). “Between the Dragon’s gift and its claws: China in Africa and the (un)civil fostering of ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.” In: Axel Marx, Jan Wouters, Glenn Rayp & Laura Beke (eds). Global governance of labor rights: Assessing the effectiveness of transnational public and private policy initiatives. Northampton, Massachusetts, US: Edward Elgar, pp. 190-208.
Oshodi, A. T. & Ajayi, B. (2015). “Can Pax Nigeriana survive Chinese Africana?” In: Gloria Chuku (ed). Ethnicities, nationalities, and cross-cultural representations in Africa and Diaspora. Durham, North Carolina, US: Carolina Academic Press, pp. 261-284.
Oshodi, A. T. (2015). “Sino-pessimism versus Sino-optimism: Which way for Chinese Africana?” In: Charles Quist-Adade & Vincent Dodoo (eds). Africa's many divides and Africa's future: Pursuing Nkrumah's vision of Pan-Africanism in an era of globalisation. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 190-216.
Oshodi, A. T. (2013). “Chinese Africana Versus Chinese Internationa: Africanising the Chinese Option.” In: Adelaja Odutola Odukoya (ed). Alternative Development Strategies for Africa: A Festschrift for Gabriel Olatunde Babawale. Lagos, Nigeria: Centre for Black and African Art and Civilisation (CBAAC), pp. 217-242.

Ebunoluwa Popoola

ebun Popoola, Ebunoluwa. 2014. "Contested Ecologies: Dialogues in The South on Nature and Knowledge," Anthropology Southern Africa, 37: 3-4, 270-272.

Madalitso Phiri

Phiri, Madalitso. "Africa's Governance Trevails After More Than Two Decades of Democratic Experiments." in The Development of Africa: Issues, Diagnoses and Prognoses. Cham: Springer, 2018
Phiri, Madalitso. "The Political Economy of Hunger in South Africa: Theoretical Perspectives from the South." Africa Insight. Vol 46(4). 2017.
Phiri, Madalitso Zililo. "Comparative Perspectives on South Africa's and Brazil'a Institutional Inequalities under Progressive Social Policies." Journal of Southern African Studies. 43(5), 961-978. 2017.
Phiri, Madalitso Zililo and Macheve Jr, Antonio. 2014. "Mozambique's Peace Decades Since the End of the Conflict: Inclusive or Managed Democracy?" African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Vol 14, No 1 African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD).

Yusuf Serunkuma

yusuf Serunkuma, Yusuf. 2016. “Burundi: The Problem with Give War a Chance,” Kujenga Amani

Nathaniel Umukoro

Umukoro, Nathaniel. 2013. "Poverty and Social Protection in Nigeria," Journal of Developing Studies, Vol 29 No 3.