Allison Drew

Allison Drew teaches in the Department of Politics at the University of York. She obtained an MA in African Area Studies, an MA in Political Science and a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Her work examines the dynamics between African states and social movements and their imperial metropoles. Much of her research focusses on South Africa, especially the changing relationship between socialism, nationalism and the state and the interactions between national and international movements. Her current comparative project on Communism and nationalism in Algeria and South Africa has been funded by the British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

She would welcome enquiries from those interested in postgraduate research in African politics, South African history and politics, Communist and socialist history and comparative women’s movements.

Resources available for research students at York
In York the J B Morrell Library contains considerable holdings on Southern African politics and history. The Raymond Burton Humanities Research Library houses the Borthwick Institute for Archives, which contains the Southern African Archives, and the library has significant microfilm holdings. Students undertaking research degrees will also want to take advantage of  nearby resources, such as the British Library Lending Division at Boston Spa, the Brotherton Library in Leeds and the John Rylands Library and People’s History Museum in Manchester.

Selected publications


Articles and chapters

Postgraduate Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Web sites

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