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July 2014

IDA Research Staff participate vigorously in various professional activities – both within their disciplines and ancillary to them – including publishing in the open literature. Highlights of IDA research activity from July 2014 follow.


IDA Researcher Published in Noteworthy African Journal

Kenyan oil truck.IDA Researcher and Africanist Eliza Johannes is the principal author of an article published in African Geographical Review (34:2,142-164 2015) – “Oil Discovery in Turkana County, Kenya: a Source of Conflict or Development?”– in which she discusses how the discovery of oil has ignited considerable new-found interest in this neglected region by non-local Kenyan and foreign actors. Dr. Johannes is also the lead author of Chapter 11, “Prospects for Political and Economic Stability in the Republic of South Sudan: Redefining the Role of Sudanese in the Diaspora,” in the recently published (January 2014) The Road to the Two Sudans, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ”– in which she discusses how the discovery of oil has ignited considerable new-found interest in this neglected region by non-local Kenyan and foreign actors.