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Eric Morier-Genoud’s research interests are in the history of Africa, the Portuguese-speaking world, and Switzerland. He studies politics, war, conflict transformation, religion, and Christian missions.

He has published books on the civil war in Mozambique, nationalisms in Lusophone Africa, Imperial migration in the Portuguese world, and Swiss churches and Apartheid. He presently works on the diary of emperor Gungunhane's medical doctor (1891-1895).

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I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • African history and the Portuguese-speaking world
  • Religion, Christian missionaries, and Islam
  • Civil wars, conflict resolution, negotiations and mediation
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  • Articles and interview in The Conversation, The Economist, Financial Times, Le Monde, Radio France Internationale, Radio Vatican, etc.
  • Former editor-in-chief of the journal Social Sciences and Mission (Leiden: Brill)
  • Member of the editorial boards of the journal Bridging Humanities (Leiden: Brill), Lusotopie (Leiden: Brill), Afriche e Orienti, (Bologna, Italy), and Tsingy (La Réunion).



Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

School Of History, Anthropology, Philosophy And Politics 


Research students

PhD Title: Ireland and empire: colonial cultures and politics, 1882-1898

Name: Fergal O'Leary
Years of Study: 2010 to present (part-time)
Country: Ireland

PhD Title: Chasing canon 15 of the first and second Council in Constantinople (861): A study of the limits of communion in the Byzantine Church (861- C.1350)

Name: Andrei Vadimovitch Psarev
Years of Study: 2009 to present (part-time)
Country: Russia

Alumni: where are they now?

Name: Catherine S. Jamieson

PhD Title: Missionary masculinity: Irish Protestants in Asia and Africa, c.1840-1905

Years of Study: 2013-2016
Country: UK
Current position:

Catherine S. Jamieson



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