Journal of Eastern African Studies

The Journal of Eastern African Studies is an international publication of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, published four times each year. It aims to promote fresh scholarly enquiry on the region from within the humanities and the social sciences, and to encourage work that communicates across disciplinary boundaries. It seeks to foster inter-disciplinary analysis, strong comparative perspectives, and research employing the most significant theoretical or methodological approaches for the region.

The region includes Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Editors also welcome submissions on transnational topics that are meaningfully connected to this region.

The Editors welcome submissions from all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, anthropology, cultural studies, development studies, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, international relations, literatures and languages, political economy, politics, social policy and sociology.

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Editorial board:

  • Emma Hunter – University of Edinburgh
  • Jason Mosley – University of Oxford
  • Richard Vokes – University of Western Australia
  • Paul Tiyambe Zeleza – United States International University-Africa

Editorial Advisory Board:


David M. Anderson – University of Warwick


  • Lovise Aalen – Chr. Michelsen Institute
  • James Brennan – University of Illinois
  • Florence Brisset-Foucault – Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Neil Carrier – University of Bristol
  • Jennifer Cole – University of Chicago
  • Dereje Feyissa – Addis Ababa University
  • Marie-Aude Fouéré – IFRA, Nairobi
  • Tobias Hagmann – Roskilde University
  • Mai Hassan – University of Michigan
  • Michael Jennings – SOAS, University of London
  • Cherry Leonardi – Durham University
  • Kenda Mutongi – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Felix Ndahinda – University of Rwanda
  • Paul Omach – Makarere University
  • Duncan Omanga – SSRC, New York, Moi University
  • Derek Peterson – University of Michigan
  • Andrea Purdeková – University of Bath
  • Helen Scanlon – University of Cape Town
  • Richard Waller – Independent
  • Justin Willis – Durham University

Director of the BIEA
Jane Humphris – British Institute in Eastern Africa