Department of Development Studies

Abdoulie Kurang

Key information

PhD in Development Studies
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Thesis title
Tourism for Development: Rethinking Development, Social Protection and the Wellbeing of Precarious Workers in the Gambia’s Tourism Sector.
Internal Supervisors
Dr Althea-Maria Rivas & Dr Tim Pringle


Abdoulie Kurang is a Mo Ibrahim Foundation-funded PhD candidate in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Before joining SOAS, Abdoulie served as the Head of Solutions Mapping at the United Nations Development Programme in The Gambia. Prior to that, he was a lecturer in Development Studies at the University of The Gambia. Abdoulie holds a master’s degree in Social Development (with distinction) from the University of Sussex as a Chevening Scholar, and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Social Change (with distinction) from Collegio Carlo Alberto/University of Turin. He pursued undergraduate studies in Development Studies at the University of The Gambia.

Research interests

African Political Economy, African Development, Tourism in the Global South, Labour and Social Protection, Racial Capitalism, (De)coloniality Studies

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