On Wednesday 21st March, Professor Graham Harrison visited POLSIS to discuss his research on development campaigning in the UK. Professor Harrison’s talk focused on representations of Africa in UK-based charities’ funding campaigns, the reasons why he considers’ such representations to be problematic, and why charities find it difficult to frame their campaigns in different ways.
Graham Harrison is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield. His research interests have covered aspects of African politics, especially in East Africa. He has written on governance, democratisation, corruption, and decentralisation. He is currently completing a book on the representation of Africa in the UK. Further details regarding his career and publications can be found here.