Department of International Development
Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock joined the Department of International Development in January 2013 as an LSE Teaching Fellow. Her research interests include law and social order in Africa; the politics of mega events; urbanisation and the politics of urban development.
Sarah-Jane came to the LSE from the University of Oxford, and she is currently finishing her DPhil at Oxford, which explores how citizens tackle theft and robbery in Durban and what this can tell us about imaginaries and practices of statehood in South Africa. Both her MPhil in International Development and her subsequent DPhil studies have been funded by an ESRC studentship.
Between 2010 and 2013, Sarah-Jane taught international development and the politics of sub-Saharan Africa to graduate and under-graduate students at the University of Oxford. She is currently teaching on DV442: Key Issues in Development Studies.