Tim Kelsall Biography

Tim Kelsall holds a PhD from the University of London (SOAS), has taught politics at the Universities of Oxford and Newcastle, and is a former editor of African Affairs, the world's highest impact Africanist journal.

He is the author of several articles in international peer-reviewed journals, an edited collection with Carolina Academic Press, and research monographs with the Nordic African Institute and Cambridge University Press. He is currently a Visiting Fellow of the War Crimes Studies Center, University of California at Berkeley, and a resource person for the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research. He led APPP's Developmental Patrimonialism research stream, and is a joint leader of the Developmental Regimes in Africa project.


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