Dr Hanno Brankamp joined the Department of Geography as Lecturer in Human Geography in January 2020. He holds a BA in Area Studies Africa from Humboldt University of Berlin and an MLitt in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews. He received his doctorate from the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, in 2019.
His research is concerned with humanitarianism and violence, refugees and forced migration, policing and encampment, and the political geographies of postcolonial Africa more broadly.
He has previously worked as a graduate attaché for the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) in Nairobi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania, and for the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation (FES) in Amman, Jordan.
He is currently co-coordinator for the Africa Research Group in the German Network of Forced Migration Researchers (Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung).
- Forced migration and displacement
- Camps and carceral geographies
- Police and policing
- Political geography of Africa
Hanno’s doctoral research ethnographically explored the geographies of enforcing order in the paradigmatic humanitarian space of the refugee camp. It focused specifically on the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya but provided a reading of the spatial, governmental, and discursive effects of policing camps, refugees and non-citizen populations that resonates beyond this context and is especially relevant for the wider global South.
See Hanno's research profile
Brankamp, H., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In : Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Brankamp, H. & Daley, P., 6 May 2020, In : Migration & Society. 3, 1 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/doi.org/10.3167/arms.2020.030110
Brankamp, H., 2 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Eastern African Studies. 14, 2, p. 270-290 21 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2020.1725318
Brankamp, H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Routledge Encyclopaedia of African Studies. Routledge Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Brankamp, H., 5 Nov 2019, In : Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute. Research output: Contribution to journal - Book/Film/Article review
Brankamp, H., 12 Jul 2019, In : Social & Cultural Geography. Research output: Contribution to journal - Book/Film/Article review
Brankamp, H., May 2019, In : POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY. 71, p. 67-77 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.02.008
Brankamp, H., 13 Jun 2018, The Guardian. Research output: Other contribution
Brankamp, H., 12 Jun 2018, African Arguments Research output: Other contribution
Brankamp, H., 28 Feb 2018, Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung. Research output: Other contribution