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Dr Debby Potts

Dr Deborah Potts

Debby PottsReader

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1572 

Department of Geography
King's College London 
K4L.05 King's Building 
Strand Campus 

Research Interests

  • rural urban migration
  • urbanisation
  • structural adjustment and the urban poor
  • land tenure and reform – Southern Africa


Deborah Potts has a Geography degree (B.Sc First Class) and PhD from University College London. She taught and researched in the Geography Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London from 1979-2001. She joined King’s College London in 2001 when SOAS’s Geography department merged with that at KCL. She is a senior lecturer in Geography at King’s. She has twice been an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Zimbabwe. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Southern African Studies, Africa (Journal of the International African Institute) and the Canadian Journal of African Studies. She has published extensively on sub-Saharan and Southern Africa. 

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