Dr Harri Englund
email: hme25 [at] cam.ac.uk
Research interests: South-Central Africa; human rights and the moral imagination; liberal governance and socio-economic inequality; African-language media and literature; African Christianities; displacement and migration; translation and poetry.
Dr Harri Englund has held several research positions in British, Nordic and African institutions, most recently as Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK. He is also Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town and Docent of African Studies at the University of Helsinki.
Dr Englund’s extensive fieldwork among Chichewa/Chinyanja-speakers in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia has involved research with refugees, smallholder farmers, Pentecostal pastors and laity, radio broadcasters, human rights activists, and migrants in urban peripheries.
Dr Englund is a co-editor of the International African Library, a major monograph series published by Cambridge University Press for the International African Institute.