Claude Ake Professor 2018 - Heidi Hudson


The Department welcomes the 2018 holder of the Claude Ake Visiting Chair, Heidi Hudson, who has just arrived in Uppsala and will be with the Department during the autumn semester. The Claude Ake Visiting Chair is hosted jointly by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). 

Heidi Hudson is a Professor of International Relations, Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities and former Director of the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. She specialises in feminist security studies, with a specific focus on Africa. Her current research interests concentrate on discursive and material dynamics of peacebuilding in the postcolony, as well as the development of Africa-focused posthuman security approaches.

For more information, please see the Claude Ake Vistiting Chair section on the website.