Author: David Mwambari Laura S. Martin
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David Mwambari is a Lecturer in African Security and Leadership Studies at the African Leadership Centre (ALC) in the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London (UK). He is a by-fellow at Churchill College Cambridge University and a Diaspora Fellow at CODESRIA, Senegal. He was previously an FWO postdoctoral research fellow at
Ghent University in Belgium (2017-19) and an assistant professor of international relations at the United States International University–Africa in Nairobi Kenya (2015-17). His research interests include memory politics and peace building in Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Kenya and South Sudan. He has published scholarly works in academic and non-academic forums. His publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including International Journal of Qualitative Methods, African Conflict & Peace building Review, Memory Studies, and the Journal Leadership of Leadership and Developing Societies.
Laura S. Martin is a Global Challenges Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield. She is currently the PI on a project entitled 'Speaking through Humour: New Approaches to Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Sierra Leone'. She previously held a fellowship in the Department of African Studies at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests examine the relationships between humour, gender, justice and violence.
Africans are fighting and commenting on the Covid epidemic, as they did with long-established colonial narratives, through the medium of humour.