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Dr Ben Jones

Lecturer, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia


PhD (LSE), MA (John Hopkins), BA (Cambridge)
Lecturer, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia
Also: Short course lecturer ‘NGOs, civil society and development in Africa’ at the University of Copenhagen
Formerly: Lecturer in Social Policy, Centre for Civil Society, LSE ( Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2008) Guest lecturer and research fellow, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Dec 2005-Jul 2007) World Bank Junior Associate, Poverty Research Group (Nov 1998 – Aug 2000 ) Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Jan - June 1998)
Areas: Social Anthropology for Development; Public Policy and Welfare; Gender, Difference and Social Policy; Governing Rural Nigeria: Absent Rich and Present Poo
Publications: Journal articles (peer reviewed) Jones, Ben. 2007. ‘The Teso insurgency remembered: churches, burials and propriety’, Africa, 77(4): 768-785. Jones, Ben. 2005. ‘The church in the village, the village in the church: Pentecostalism in Teso, Uganda’, Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines, 45(2): 497-517. Jones, Ben. (under review). ‘Decentralisation and distance: local government in eastern Uganda’, Journal of Modern African Studies. Jones, Ben and Karen Lauterbach. 2005. ‘Bringing religion back in: religious institutions and politics in Africa’, Journal of Religion in Africa 35(2): 239-243. Book reviews and other publications Jones, Ben. 2009. ‘Religion and violence in contemporary Africa’, chapter in Andrew R. Murphy (ed) Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley (forthcoming). Jones, Ben. 2006. ‘Uganda’ in the Encylopedia of Politics and Religion. Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 897-900. Review of The Illusion of Cultural Identity by Jean-François Bayart, for Nations and Nationalism (2007), 13(2) 347-349. Review of Inside West Nile: Violence, History and Representation on an African Frontier by Mark Leopold, for Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines 47(4): 188-190. Review of Landed Obligation: The Practice of Power in Buganda by Holly E. Hanson, for the Canadian Journal of African Studies (forthcoming)

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