African Studies Centre

Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa

Comparing the Copperbelt

This project provides the first comparative historical analysis – local, national and transnational - of the Central African copperbelt, a globally strategic mineral region central to the history of two nation-states (Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)) and wider debates about the role of mineral wealth in development. The project is led by Dr Miles Larmer in Oxford and is funded by the ERC under the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.

Iulia Costinescu

African Studies Administrator

I joined the African Studies Centre in December 2017. I am responsible for all non-teaching aspects of the centre ranging from Course administration, finance and buildings responsibility and event management. I also look after the centre's social media, publicity and events. I am in my final year of my Masters degree in Creative and Media Enterprises at the University of Warwick and my background is in law with an LL.B.(Hons) from the University of Derby with various arts and corporate events experience.

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