Andrew Cohen received his BA and PhD from the University of Sheffield and his MSt from the University of Oxford. Before joining the University of Kent he worked in the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa, where he retains a research fellowship. His research interests focus on the late nineteenth and twentieth century British Empire and the early decades of independence in sub-Saharan African countries. He is particularly interested in the ways in which multinational business navigated the rapidly changing political landscape of late colonial/early post-colonial Africa. He is currently engaged on a three year (2016-2019) British Academy Newton Fund project with Dr Rory Pilossof (UFS) on labour migration and labour relations in southern Africa, 1900-2000.
Andrew would be happy to hear from prospective postgraduate students who wish to explore political or economic aspects of imperialism.
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