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Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes

Key Publications

Lopes, C. & Srinivasan, S. (2014). Africa's Voices: Using mobile phones and radio to foster mediated public discussion and gather public opinions in Africa. Centre of Governance and Human Rights, working paper 9. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Lopes, C. & Gaskell, G. (2014). Social representations and levels of analysis in the study of social behaviour. In G. Sammut, E. Andreouli, G. Gaskell and Valsiner, J. (eds.), Handbook of social representations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lopes, C. & Srinivasan. S. (2014). Public opinion gathering in radio mediated spaces for voice in Africa: Methodological challenges. Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association.

Nassanga, G., Manyozo, L. &  Lopes, C. (2013). ICTs and radio in Africa: How the uptake of ICT has influenced the newsroom culture among community radio journalists. Telematics and Informatics, 30, 258-266.

Lopes, C., Frade, C. & Jesus, F. (2013), The ultimate victims of the economic crisis: A portrait of Portuguese overburden families. In W. Backert, S. Block-Lieb and J. Niemi (eds.), Contemporary issues in consumer bankruptcy. Bonn: Peter Lang Publishing.

Manyozo, L., Nassanga, G. & Lopes, C. (2012). Models of and approaches to the station management of six African community radio broadcasters. MedieKultur Journal of Media and Communication Research,42, 7-27.

Lopes, C.  & Frade, C. (2012). The way into bankruptcy: Market anomie and sacrifice among Portuguese consumers. Journal of Consumer Policy, 35, 477-496.

Manyozo, L., Nassanga, G. & Lopes, C.(2011). The implication of ICTs in the political economy of community radio broadcasting in Africa: a comparative investigation into the sustainability of, content production for and listenership to rural and community radio broadcasters in Mali, Mozambique and Uganda. Ontario, Canada: Carleton University. (Research report)

Frade, C., Jesus, F. & Lopes, C. (2011). Household debts advisory services in the European Union (country report Portugal). Brussels: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound).

Lopes, C. (2010). Consumer morality in times of economic hardshipInternational Journal of Consumer Studies, 34, 2, 112-120.

Frade, C. & Lopes, C. (2009). Financial stress and over indebtedness in Europe. In Joanna Niemi, Iain Ramsay, and William Whitford (eds.), Consumer credit, debt and bankruptcy: Comparative and international perspectives (pp. 249-271). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Lopes, C. (2009). Economic morality and crimes of everyday life. In L. de Sousa (ed.), Ethics, the state and the economy: European attitudes and practices (pp. 27-65). Lisbon: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais (available only in Portuguese).

Frade, C. & Lopes, C. (2006). The fable of the grasshopper and the ant: Psychological determinants of consumer financial profiles. Consumer financial capability: Empowering European consumers (pp. 24-37). Brussels: European Credit Research Institute.

Dr Florence Brisset-Foucault

Key Publications

(2013) "Buganda royalism and political competition in Uganda's 2011 elections", Journal of Eastern African Studies, 7 (3): 509-529.

(2013) "A Citizenship of distinction in the open radio debates of Kampala", Africa, 83 (2): 143-166.

(2013), "Re-inventing a royalist 'public sphere' in contemporary Uganda: The Example of Central Broadcasting Services (CBS)", Journal of African Cultural Studies, 25 (1): 72-87.

(2012) Co-editor of Special Issue "Parlements de la rue, espaces publics et citoyennete en Afrique" (Street Parliaments, public spheres and citizenship in Africa), with R. Banégas and A. Cutolo, Politique africaine, 127, October. Introduction: "Espaces publics de la parole et pratiques de la citoyennete en Afrique" (Public spheres of speech and practices of citizenship in Africa), with R. Banegas and A. Cutolo, Politique africaine, 127: 5-20.

(2011), "Peace-making, power configurations and media practices in Northern Uganda. A case study of Mega FM", Journal of African Media Studies, 3 (2): 205-225.

Dr Sharath Srinivasan

Key Publications

  •  ‘A marriage less convenient: China, Sudan and Darfur’ in K Ampiah and S Naidu eds, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Africa and China (University of KwaZulu Natal Press, 2008)
  • ‘A “rising Great Power” embraces Africa: Nigeria-China relations’ chapter in A Adebajo & AR Mustapha eds, Gulliver’s Troubles: Nigeria’s Foreign Policy after the Cold War (University of KwaZulu Natal Press, 2008)

Emil Graesholm

Emil Graesholm

Research Associate

Website Coordinator and Research Assistant with the project on New Communications Technologies and Citizen-Led Governance in Africa. Emil graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Politics and worked with CGHR through his final year dissertation entitled "New Media and their Impact on Governance and Participatory Politics in Kenya," looking at the effect of ICT use in informal networks of the Kibera slum and ICT as a tool for formal integration into political processes pursued by state and NGO agents. The dissertation was published in May 2012 by the Journal of Politics and Society. Emil contributes to the Centre's development, to the Africa’s Voices project and is responsible for updating the website. He completed a M.Sc. in International Relations at London School of Economics before taking up a position with the Danish Ministry of Defence.


Moses Maina

Moses Maina

Moses holds a post graduate diploma in Project Management and a bachelor’s degree in Community Development from Kenyatta University. He joined CGHR in August 2011 as a research assistant on a project examining the impact of new media and communication technologies on forms of governance and political participation in Africa. On the Africa’s Voices project, he is coordinating radio stations in Kenya and Malawi. Prior to joining CGHR, Moses worked for the German International Cooperation (GIZ) where he supported research on sustainable disposal of animal wastes among the urban & rural poor. His passion for governance and democracy issues developed at the height of post election violence (PEV) in Kenya 2008 when he saw the poor, the marginalized and the voiceless suffer ruthlessly without having anywhere to share their plight.