Alumni Profiles

African Studies Alumni Profiles

Students who complete the MSc African Studies to a sufficient standard may transfer to doctoral programmes in disciplinary departments, such as Politics and International Relations, Development Studies, Modern History, Anthropology, or Geography.  More than 150 students are currently registered for doctoral degrees in African topics.

Student Prizes

Each year several prizes are awarded to students who perform outstandingly well in the MSc in African Studies. The Kirk-Greene Prize is awarded for the best overall performance, the Terence Ranger Prize for the best dissertation and the African Studies Prize for the most innovative dissertation research.

The following prizes have been awarded in previous academic years:



Kirk-Greene Prize:  Kenza Camara
Terrance Ranger Prize: Mumbi Kanyogo
African Studies Centre Prize: Francois Sennesael


Kirk-Greene Prize: Olawale Lawal 
Terrance Ranger Prize: Jordan Cassel
African Studies Centre Prize: Omar Bongo Ondimba  


Kirk-Greene Prize:  Danielle Del Vicario
Terrance Ranger Prize: Esther Brown
African Studies Centre Prize: Arkady Silverman


Kirk-Greene Prize:  Yotam Gidron
Terrance Ranger Prize: Hanna Amanuel and Joanna Nayler
African Studies Centre Prize: James Burton


Kirk-Greene Prize:  Ella Jeffreys
Terrance Ranger Prize: Marc Howard
African Studies Centre Prize: Sarah Bevin


Kirk-Greene Prize (Joint): Sa'eed Husaini and Marco Mills
Terrance Ranger Prize:Chloe Walker
African Studies Centre Prize: Rosalind Duignan-Pearson


Kirk-Greene Prize:Alexandra Letcher
Ranger Prize: Amelia Kuch
African Studies Prize:Bennett Collins


Kirk-Greene Prize: Oliver Aiken
Ranger Prize: Kieran Gilfoy
African Studies Prize:Samuel Iwilade & Sebabatso Manoeli


Kirk-Greene Prize: Sam Wilkins
Ranger Prize: Zenobia Ismail
African Studies Prize: Lara Vancans & Abigail Niebuhr


Kirk-Greene Prize: Laura Brunts & Leila Bodeux
Ranger Prize: Francesca Mazzola
African Studies Prize:Sishuwa Sishuwa


Kirk-Greene Prize: Leanne Johansson
Ranger Prize: Joe Philp
African Studies Prize: Lucy Plint


Kirk-Greene Prize: Aidan Russell
Ranger Prize: Janet Remmington
African Studies Prize: James Smith


Kirk-Greene Prize: Martin Williams & Zoe Marks
Ranger Prize: Julianne Parker
African Studies Prize:Lydiah Bosire


Kirk-Greene Prize: Carolyn Vine
Ranger Prize: Marissa Doran
African Studies Prize:Justin Pearce
Most Innovative Dissertation Prize: Katie McKeown


Kirk-Greene Prize: Richard Stanley
Ranger Prize: Kim Chakanetsa
African Studies Prize: Kelly Rosenthal
Most Innovative Dissertation Prize: Claire O'Brien