Personal profile

Teaching

HU12001 - Globalising World

HY21003 - The Great War in History

HY32035 - Contemporary African History

HY31029 - Making History

HY41053 - Modern South Africa: Apartheid, Liberation Struggles and Democracy

 

HY51014 - Approaches to Twentieth Century Britain

HY52006 - History Skills and Sources

HY51027 - Global Empires

Research

My research interests encompass several different aspects of Southern African history and politics, from 1945 to the present day. My main focus is on African liberation movements, decolonisation, and post-colonial governance. I have conducted research in a number of areas including: the activities of national liberation movements such as the ANC and MPLA (Angola); the start of the Angolan Civil War (1974-1976); the influence of the Cold War and the interventions of the superpowers in the region; apartheid South Africa’s projection of military and political power in Southern Africa; the process of decolonisation and the transition to democracy, particularly in South Africa; and the global foreign policy interactions of South Africa led by the ANC government.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, University of Sheffield

Master of Arts, University of Sheffield

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

Keywords

  • DT Africa
  • post-colonialism
  • national liberation struggles
  • Cold War
  • African National Congress
  • South Africa
  • foreign policy
  • democratic transitions
  • apartheid
  • Southern Africa

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Research Output 2009 2016

  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 21 Book/Film/Article review
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Comment/debate

Review: ‘How long will South Africa survive? The looming crisis’ by RW Johnson

Graham, M. 2 Jan 2016 In : The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs . 105, 1, p. 93-95 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of Making Freedom: apartheid, squatter politics, and the struggle for home by Anne-Marie Makhulu

Graham, M. 11 Oct 2016 In : Social History. 41, 4, p. 466-467 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

ANC
diplomacy
foreign policy
leadership
apartheid

Prizes

CASS Early Career Lecture Award

Matthew Graham (Recipient), 23 Mar 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

DUSA Teaching Led Student Awards: Best Teacher for Assessment and Feedback

Matthew Graham (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Hodson Memorial Prize (2012)

Matthew Graham (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2017

‘There is no place like ‘home'?’

Graham, M. (Member)
24 Aug 2017

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

‘The ANC and the politics of history’

Graham, M. (Participant)
16 Mar 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Centre for African Studies Seminar, Edinburgh

Graham, M. (Participant)
27 Jan 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

International Studies Group Seminar

Graham, M. (Participant)
29 Jul 2015

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

The forgotten legacy of Steve Biko

Matthew Graham

12/09/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Why is Steve Biko’s remarkable legacy often overlooked?

Matthew Graham

4/09/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research