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Dr Anne Heffernan

Assistant Professor (Southern African History)


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Assistant Professor (Southern African History) in the Department of History +44 (0) 191 33 47344

Biography

Anne Heffernan is a historian of modern South and Southern Africa. Her work focuses on the role of students and young people in influencing political trends and changes, particularly during apartheid. She is especially interested in protest politics and the development of new forms of political ideology and practice. Her forthcoming book, Limpopo's Legacy: Students & Democracy in South Africa (Boydell & Brewer, 2019) explores many of these themes from a regional perspective. Her next project will consider the role of South African students in the late 20th century through a transnational lens. 

Dr Heffernan welcomes applications and interest from postgraduate students interested in researching the history of South and Southern African politics, social and political movements, youth movements, and other related topics.

Research interests

  • Youth & Student politics
  • Protest
  • Black Consciousness
  • South African history

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