Dr Joe  Gazeley

Dr Joe Gazeley

Associate Lecturer

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Dr Gazeley is a historian specialising in the development of the post-colonial African state and the French foreign policy relationship with former African colonies. He also co-directs the MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought. He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh where his thesis analysed the long-term post-colonial relationship between France and Mali. Dr Gazeley has been a Scouloudi research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research (2020-21) and a visiting postgraduate research fellow in Paris co-hosted by the African Worlds Institute (IMAF) and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2019). He developed and currently delivers the course ‘France-Africa relations and implications for UK policy’ for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). He has also lectured for the British Army as part of pre-deployment training for the UK contingent to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA. His research has been supported by the Scouloudi Foundation, the BISA Founders Fund, Erasmus+ and a Tweedie Exploration Fellowship. His analysis has appeared in the Washington Post, NRC Handelsblad, politics.co.uk, Democracy in Africa and the Revue d’Histoire Contemporaine de l’Afrique.

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