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Dr Branwen Gruffydd Jones

Dr Branwen Gruffydd Jones

Head of Politics and International Relations

Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth

Email:
gruffyddjonesb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0409
Location:
2.46, Adeilad y Gyfraith, Rhodfa'r Amgueddfa, Caerdydd, CF10 3AX

I joined Cardiff in March 2016 as Reader in International Relations, and was appointed Head of Department in September 2016. I was previously Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy in the Department of Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London (2007-2016); Lecturer in African Political Economy, University of Leeds (2006-7); Lecturer in International Relations, University of Aberdeen (2003-2006); and ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in International Relations, University of Sussex (2002-3). I obtained my DPhil and MA (Development Studies) from the University of Sussex and my BA (General Engineering) from the University of Cambridge. After graduating with an engineering degree I worked in Uganda for a year, for Rwenzori Highlands Tea Company.

My teaching and research focus on Africa in international relations, encompassing a substantive empirical focus on international policy, a strong concern with postcolonial debates about the politics and epistemology of scholarship, and an examination of African international political thought.

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I currently convene and co-teach our second year undergraduate module Colonialism, Global Political Economy and Development, and teach the third year undergraduate module Africa in International Thought: Colonialism, Anticolonialism, Postcolonialism.

In recent years my research has pursued the ongoing collaborative project initiated with the edited volume Decolonizing International Relations (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006); a critical examination of international housing and '€˜slum-upgrading'€™ policies in Africa; and consideration of methods of critique demonstrated in African film. My research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and the British Academy.

My current project, African Anticolonialism in International Relations, examines the political thought and practice of the liberation movements of Portugal’s African colonies in the broader continental and global context of decolonisation. I am a member of a team of colleagues based in Portugal working on the collaborative project Amílcar Cabral, da História Política às Políticas da Memória (Amílcar Cabral, from political history to the politics of memory), funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. I am a member of the Editorial Working Group of the Review of African Political Economy, and was Book Reviews Editor 2008-14.