SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Wayne Dooling

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Wayne Dooling
Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Senior Lecturer in the History of Southern Africa

Dr Wayne Dooling
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020 7898 4628
020 7898 4699
SOAS University of London
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Previous PhD Students

Arianna Lissoni, 'The South African Liberation Movements In Exile, Ca. 1950-1970',2008

Berhanu Tesfaye Aragaw, 'Contested Land: Land And Tenancy Dispite In Gedeo, Southern Ethiopia (1941-1974)',2009

Josiah Begole Brownell, 'Rhodesia's War Of Numbers: Racial Populations, Political Power, And The Collapse Of The Settler State, 1960-1979',2009



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Regional Expertise
  • Africa
Country Expertise
  • South Africa


Authored Books

Dooling, Wayne (2007) Slavery, Emancipation and Colonial Rule in South Africa. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

Dooling, Wayne (1992) Law and community in a slave society: Stellenbosch District, South Africa, c.1760-1820. Cape Town: Centre for African Studies.


Dooling, Wayne (2018) 'Poverty and respectability in early twentieth-century Cape Town'. The Journal of African History. [Forthcoming]

Dooling, Wayne (2017) ''Cape Town Knows, But She Forgets': segregation and the making of a housing crisis during the first half of the twentieth century'. Journal of Southern African Studies. [Forthcoming]

Dooling, Wayne (2006) 'In Search of Profitability: Wheat and Wine Production in the Post-Emancipation Western Cape'. South African Historical Journal, (55), pp 88-105.

Dooling, Wayne (2005) 'The Origins and Aftermath of the Cape Colony's 'Hottentot Code' of 1809'. Kronos. Journal of Capte History, (31), pp 50-61.

Dooling, Wayne (2005) 'The Making of a Colonial Elite: Property, Family and Landed Stability in the Cape Colony, c. 1750-1834'. Journal of Southern African Studies, (31) 1, pp 147-62.

Dooling, Wayne (1999) 'The decline of the cape gentry, 1838 - 1900'. The Journal of African History, (40) 2, pp 215-242.

Dooling, Wayne (1997) 'Cape settler society at the time of slave emancipation'. Kleio, (29), pp 19-57.

Dooling, Wayne (1994) 'The Castle in the History of Cape Town in the VOC Period'. Studies in the history of Cape Town, pp 9-31.

Book Chapters

Dooling, Wayne (1994) 'The Good Opinion of other''s: Law, slavery and community in the Cape Colony c 1760-1830'. In: Worden/C, N, (ed.), Breaking the chains: slavery and its legacy in the nineteenth-century Cape Colony. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, pp 25-43.


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