Marc Howard

Marc Howard

International Development (2016 cohort)

My research looks at the security sector in Zimbabwe after 1979, particularly the histories and trajectories of black veterans of the colonial era within the new, amalgamated army and police; with a particular focus upon their importance to the fledgling security institutions of the new state. This research intends to challenge the predominantly received, reductionist historiography concerning these veterans and enhance our understanding of state-making, identity and integration in Zimbabwe.

Other academic interests include the involvement of development theory and practice in conflict resolution and peacemaking, DDR, the politics of the security sphere and, lastly, SSR, with a focus upon Zimbabwe and southern Africa. I have 6 years of relevant professional experience and hold an MSc in African Studies (University of Oxford) and a BA in International Relations & Security Studies (University of Bradford).

I welcome any correspondence from those with similar research interests - please do email me marc.howard@qeh.ox.ac.uk.