Below is a list of my current and former PhD students along with links to their publications. I welcome enquiries from any students who wish to work on topics related to the economic and social history in Southern Africa, especially those related to the mining industry.
I have also regularly act as a PhD examiner and have examined doctoral theses at universities in the Netherlands, South Africa and Australia.
University of the Free State
Saima Nakuti Ashipala: ‘Contested Sovereignty: International Diplomacy and the Role of Natural Resources in Namibian Decolonisation’. Dr Ashipala was awarded her PhD in April 2022. (Primary supervisor)
- ‘Technical and Vocational Education and the Place of Indigenous Labour in the Mining Industry of Namibia, 1970–1990‘, Journal of Southern African Studies, 47, 1 (2021): 127-142.
Jennifer Chansa: ‘State, Mining Companies and Communities: A History of Environmental Pollution in Zambia, 1964 to the present’. Dr Chansa was awarded her PhD in December 2020. (Primary supervisor)
- ‘Houses Built on Copper: The Environmental Impact of Current Mining Activities on ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Zambian Copperbelt Communities‘, in Miles Larmer et al. (eds.) Across the Copperbelt: Urban & Social Change in Central Africa’s Borderland Communities (James Currey: Woodbridge, 2021), 233-263.
Hyden Munene: ‘A History of Rhokana Corporation and its Nkana Mine Division, 1928-1991’. Dr Munene was awarded his PhD in June 2018. (Second supervisor)
- ‘Profitability and Nationalisation on the Zambian Copperbelt: A Case Study of Rhokana Corporation’s Nkana Mine, 1964–1969‘, African Economic History, 48, 2 (2020): 37-66.
- ‘Mining the Past: A Report of Four Archival Repositories in Zambia‘, History in Africa, 47 (2020): 359-373.
Mbozi Santebe: ‘A History of the Central Statistical Office of Zambia and its Role in the Production of Statistics’. Dr Santebe was awarded his PhD in April 2022. (Primary supervisor)
Liège University/Leiden University
Francesca Pugliese: ‘Workplace regime and the transformation of subjectivity. An ethnographic approach among miners in the Copperbelt Region’. (Second supervisor)
- ‘Mining companies and gender(ed) policies: The women of the Congolese Copperbelt, past and present‘, The Extractive Industries and Society, 8, 3 (2021): 100795.