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Allison Drew Researches on Liberation Movements

At the Institute for European Global Studies, Allison Drew is conducting research on liberation movements in Africa. The scholar is one of several Visiting Fellows researching at the Institute for European Global Studies in this year.

"Communism, Violence and Democracy in Algeria and South Africa" is the title of a research project by Allison Drew. Her research project is an extension of previous work on communism and national liberation movements  in South Africa and Algeria. Therefore, her project follows the political trajectories of these two African liberation movements as they moved from non-violent protest to armed struggle. She aims to develop a comparative and analytical treatment that will engage with influential models concerning the preconditions for democratization and to address the contrasting structures and practices of post-colonial regimes. 

Allison Drew is Professor at the Department of Politics at the University of York, Heslington, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary Africa, particularly the dynamics between African states and social movements and struggles over development. She has a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. 

Every year, the Institute for European Global Studies invites selected scholars to join as Visiting Fellows and to work on specific projects related to the overall research approach of the institute. Visiting Fellows provide impulses to their field of expertise and share their ideas about research in and on a Global Europe with colleagues.

In the upcoming weeks and months, we publish a news series introducing all new Visiting Fellows. Shortly before their stay at the Institute of European Global Studies, a short interview will be available on this website. Learn more about the new Visiting Fellows when they present their research project during a Working Lunch.