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Ryan Clarke

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of History
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of History
 Ryan Clarke

Profile

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. I have involve in and/or spoken at various conferences listed below: 'NGOs and White-Settler Culture During the Zimbabwean Liberation War 1972-1980', Department History Seminar, University of Essex, December 11th 2019. Oxfam and Villagisation: A comparative focus of Oxfam involvement in Tanzania and Rhodesia in the 1970s at Freedom Road and its intersections: the struggles for the liberation of Southern and central Africa and their interconnections, University of Stirling, June 15th 2019. Fieldwork abroad: A Comparative Focus on research in Zambia and Zimbabwe (co-presented with Tarynn Gourley, University of Kent), CHASE Encounters Conference, University of Sussex, 16th November 2019. Fieldwork abroad: A focus on field research in Zimbabwe July to November 2019, Department History Seminar, University of Essex, December 11th 2019. Whitehall and Aid during the Zimbabwean Liberation War (1972-1980), LSE HY509 International History Research Seminar, London School of Economics, 19th February 2020. NGOs and Strategic Resettlement during the Zimbabwean Liberation War (1972-1980), Counterinsurgency Forum, Defence Research Network, Land Warfare Centre, Warminster, 26th February 2020. Prizes and Grants AHRC CHASE studentship (2017-2020) MA Dissertation Prize (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