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Reuben Loffman

Reuben Loffman

Lecturer in African History, Queen Mary University of London

I joined Queen Mary in 2013. Having taught English for eight months in Tanzania, I studied for my BA in History at Lancaster University. This was followed by two MAs, at SOAS and Durham University respectively.

Afterwards, I completed a PhD at Keele University. Before joining Queen Mary, I taught at Keele University, the University of Manchester, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Bristol.

My work highlights the agency of local people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their responses to imperialism, war, and international development following formal decolonisation in 1960. My research explores relations between local intermediaries, state cadres, and international actors. In particular, I am interested in the spaces that Congolese people carved out over and above authoritarian rule and how these spaces affected patterns of development, governance, and violence.

Poll in the DRC looms. But the election is unlikely to bring change

Nov 26, 2018 16:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Its no easy task to stage an election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just ask the countrys electoral commission, which started 2017 by publicly announcing that the general election, planned for December 2018 might...

Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

Aug 14, 2018 04:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement recently that took everybody by surprise that Joseph Kabila will not be its...

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