The DiA Team

Nic CheesemanNic Cheeseman, Co-Editor

Nic Cheeseman used to be one of those people who never left Oxford, but then departed to Birmingham in search of new restaurants and heavy rock. He mainly talks about Kenya and Zambia but occasionally strays further afield when he is feeling lucky. A former editor of African Affairs, he is sometimes accused of being a political scientist. More info here.

SJ Cooper-KnockSJ Cooper-Knock, Co- Editor

The common-or-garden SJ is usually found loitering around the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, lecturing on international development and researching (in)security in South Africa. When she escapes Edinburgh, she can often be spotted running, climbing and (more frequently) falling over in the Peak District.


    Posted 28 September 2015 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    In my opinion, this is the dream team that will come up with tailored democratic solution for Africa’s political mayhem.

  2. Posted 9 August 2016 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    This is an excellent initiative and platform for young scholars to be nurtured in publishing on Democracy in Africa. I look forward to writing an article soon on Kenya.

  3. Duncan Otieno
    Posted 8 December 2016 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    This, in my opinion, is an incredible platform for budding scholars interested on matters Governance, Democracy, Politics among others. I have followed Nic since my old undergraduate days. Looking forward to partnering with DiA in my Doctoral studies. God bless DiA and Team.

  4. Oita Etyang
    Posted 10 March 2017 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    I have made it a bad habit to read Nic Cheeseman’s treatise religiously. He is one Prof i admire. Our engagement on twitter always leaves me intellectually refreshed. I would wish to join your team Nic.

  5. Nic Cheeseman
    Posted 10 March 2017 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks everyone, we appreciate the support. Keep reading!

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