Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

Recently completed research projects

The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1880-present

The extent to which urban encounters are marked or mediated by categories denoting dirt.

Stephanie Newell

A History of Anonymity in West Africa, 1880-1960

This project examined the wide array of anonymous and pseudonymous writing practices to be found in African-owned newspapers between the 1880s and the 1930s, and the rise of named autobiography in the period of anti-colonial nationalism (1940s-60s).

Stephanie Newell

Colonial Circuits and Connections

Settler and Humanitarian Struggles in the Cape Colony, New South Wales and New Zealand.

Alan Lester and Fae Dussart, Leverhulme Trust, Jan 2005-Jan 2008

Transforming Livelihoods

Work, migration and poverty in the South Indian garment industry.

Grace Carswell and Geert De Neve
With Judith Heyer (University of Oxford) and M.Vijayabaskar (Madras Institute of Development Studies)