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Ryan Clarke

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of History
 Ryan Clarke

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Biography

I studied my undergraduate degree in Modern History and Politics at the University of Essex where I completed my BA dissertation on Forced Resettlement during the Zimbabwean Liberation War (1972-1980). I continued my studies at the University of Essex and wrote my MA dissertation of the role of Rhodesian NGOs in the history of Strategic Resettlement during the Zimbabwean Liberation War . I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Essex which seeks to focus on the role of NGOs in Rhodesias 'Protected Villages' Prizes and Grants AHRC CHASE studentship (2017-2020) MA Dissertation Prize (2017)

Qualifications

  • BA Modern History and Politics (First Class Honours), University of Essex (2013-2016)

  • MA History (with Distinction), University of Essex (2016-2017)

  • PhD History, University of Essex (2017-)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Strategic Resettlement during the Zimbabwean Liberation War (1972-1980)

Research interests

Guerrilla Warfare and counter-insurgency in the 20th century

Decolonisation

South and Southern Africa

The history of NGOs

Contact

rclarkd@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus