Stephanie Wanga

Stephanie Wanga

PhD Student

Department of Government

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Languages
English, French, Swahili
Key Expertise
African Political Philosophy, African Popular Culture, African Politics

About me

Thesis: 'Freedom Propaganda: Art and Politics in Africa in the 20th and 21st Centuries'

This thesis explores the limitations of state-centric approaches to the analysis of key African political crises in the 20thand 21st centuries. It argues for an alternative, freedom and justice-centred approach to analysing these crises. In a bid to make this re-examination of African politics as expansive and inclusive as possible, a key contribution of this work is that it includes and foregrounds artistic expressions of freedom and justice in these periods and employs methods used by political theories of art to analyse the contributions of artists and ordinary citizens to responding to and analysing colonial, immediate post-independence and neo-colonial/present-day exigencies.

Research interests

  • African political philosophy
  • African popular culture
  • African political economy
  • Statehood in Africa
  • African film and literature

Teaching record

GV262: Contemporary Political Theory

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