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Professor Giles Mohan

Professor of International Development

+44 (0) 1908 653 654

The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Giles Mohan is Professor of International Development at the UK’s Open University. He is a human geographer who studies African governance and the transnational connections to and from Africa, especially migrants.

Before coming to the Open University He taught at Liverpool University, the University of Central Lancashire, and Portsmouth University. Giles was a handling editor of the Review of African Political Economy and a member of the editorial boards of Political Geography, Antipode, Geography Compass, and the International Development Planning Review.

His recent work focuses on China’s engagement with Africa and has been funded by a series of grants from the Economic and Social Research Council.

Giles has published extensively in geography, development studies and African studies journals and has consulted for a range of BBC documentaries on issues of international development. In 2012 he co-authored a book, with Marcus Power and May Tan-Mullins, entitled China's Resource Diplomacy in Africa: Powering Development? (Palgrave MacMillan). In 2014 Zed Books published his latest book Chinese Migrants and Africa’s Development written with Ben Lampert, May Tan-Mullins and Daphne Chang.