SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Daniel Mulugeta Gebrie

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Daniel Mulugeta Gebrie
Department of Politics and International Studies

Research Associate

Dr Daniel Mulugeta Gebrie
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SOAS University of London
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Daniel Mulugeta Gebrie was awarded a PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield in January 2018. His thesis examined governance practices and the construction of state ideas in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia.

His work combines anthropology/ethnography of the state, political imagination, practices of claims-making and the politics of development. Daniel holds MPhil and Masters degrees in Sociology from the University of Delhi, India and a BA in Sociology from Gondar University, Ethiopia. He previously worked as a Teaching Associate at the University of Sheffield.



Dr Gebrie's current research looks at the connections between architecture, and regional and Pan-African politics, as part of the Understanding Statehood through Architecture: a comparative study of Africa’s state buildings (ASA). He uses architecture as a prism for understanding the complexity of different styles of regional identity, politics and geographic imaginations in contemporary Africa.