Anthropology, Education, Language, & History

School of Anthropology & Archaeology  

  • Role: Lecturer in Social Anthropology. 

    Department: Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. 

    Expertise: His anthropological research has long had a regional focus on East Africa, and a thematic focus on varied topics from the drugs trade to film and photography. He is currently working alongside colleague Gernot Klantschnig on a project exploring the connections between cannabis, livelihoods and development in Africa, and a project focused on photographic collections at the Bristol Archives and the possibilities these offer for collaborative projects in Kenya.

    Upcoming Projects:

    (ESRC funded) 'Cannabis Africana: Drugs and Development in Africa' (alongside Gernot Klantschnig)

    Ongoing research collaboration (initially funded by UoB GCRF funds) 'Buiding Shared Futures from Photographic Remains' with Bristol Archives, University of Nairobi, Technical University of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the National Museums of Kenya. Focuses on making photographic collections held at Bristol Archives relevant and accessible in Kenya.

    Email: neil.carrier@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @NeilCMCarrier   

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/neil-c-m-carrier

    Role: PhD student. 

    Department: Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. 

    Expertise: Her research focus is currently on the Herero women of Namibia, and wider Afro-Caribbean communities in the city of Bristol. 

    Email: lt20424@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://www.christellepellecuer.com/  

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/christelle-b-e-pellecuer

 

School of Education 

  • Role: Lecturer in Education. 

    Department: School of Education, Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education. 

    Expertise: His research and teaching focuses on education and knowledge production inequalities in Africa. He co-founded the African Education Research Database (https://essa-africa.org/AERD), an online catalogue of publications by researchers based in sub-Saharan Africa, with the aim of raising the visibility and impact of African scholarship. He's on the leadership team for the GCRF network Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (https://tesf.network/) which is funding African-led research in Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland and South Africa.

    He welcomes supervision and research collaborations focusing on education in Africa.

    Email: Rafael.mitchell@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @EduRes_Mitchell, @TransformingESF

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/rafael-mitchell

    Role: Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship. 

    Department: Centre for Innovation, School of Education, Bristol Doctoral College.

    Expertise: He is a lecturer in Innovation, but also a PGR student (EdD) with a particular research focus on the practice of innovation across communities of practice through co-creation. He also runs a social venture with a focus on social inclusion through enterprise, which was born out of digital coaching of micro enterprises in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi, but now also works with the UK socially excluded.

    His social venture is working with a partner in Uganda with the aim of researching a new pedagogy of innovation, in which UK professionals gain intersubjectivity with African entrepreneurs to co-create and execute transformation projects – this is his EdD thesis.

    Email: Mark.Neild@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @mpneild    

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/mark-neild

    Role: Administrator for the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 

    Department: Centre for Innovation, Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education. 

    Expertise: She researches adolescents and young women on issues around wellbeing, GBV and gender justice in West and East Africa.

    Her PhD research: Problematising the wellbeing of female undergraduate students in Nigeria and Kenya.

    Current team project: Supporting student mothers in Nigerian higher education.

    Email: zibah.nwako@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @DrZibahNwako   

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/zibah-a-nwako

    Role: Language and Education Researcher. 

    Department: Centre for Academic Language and Development.

    Expertise: He is currently in partnership with two former colleagues at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, one of whom is now at Bristol the other at University of British Colombia, are under-taking the early stages of developing a project looking at practices in higher education, especially in relation to language use and staff development in the context of their work together at the University of Gondar. A duo-ethnographic approach is emerging from their collaboration and an appropriate full proposal will be formulated as a part of this initial stage.

    Email: steven.peters@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @SPAppliedLing

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/steven-m-peters

 

Department of History 

  • Role: Honorary Professor.

    Department: Department of History. 

    Expertise: She is interested in liaising with African scholars and scholars of African History, as the synergies which result generate new insights into her own field of research and augment my work as a public historian and social justice activist.

    Email: madge.dresser@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @MadgeDresser     

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/madge-dresser

 

School of Languages 

  • Role: Language and Education Researcher. 

    Department: Centre for Academic Language and Development.

    Expertise: He is currently in partnership with two former colleagues at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, one of whom is now at Bristol the other at University of British Colombia, are under-taking the early stages of developing a project looking at practices in higher education, especially in relation to language use and staff development in the context of their work together at the University of Gondar. A duo-ethnographic approach is emerging from their collaboration and an appropriate full proposal will be formulated as a part of this initial stage.

    Email: steven.peters@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: @SPAppliedLing

    PURE: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/steven-m-peters