Menu Close

Amanda Källstig

Doctoral researcher, University of Manchester

Amanda's research interests include comedy, postcolonial international relations theory, resistance, and subjectivity particularly in the context of the African continent.

Her current doctoral research deals with what stand-up comedy in Zimbabwe can tell us about resistance and subjectivity. Through a fieldwork based approach she looks at how stand-up comedy intervenes politically exploring how the genre interrupts the way both state and society constructs 'Zimbabwean-ness'. Her previous publications include "Laughing in the Face of Danger: Performativity and Resistance in Zimbabwean Stand-up Comedy" available in Global Society (2021).


  • –present
    Doctoral researcher, University of Manchester