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Lecturer in Politics, University of Aberdeen

Dr. Dan Paget is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Aberdeen. He studies African electoral politics, political communication and political discourse. He is currently writing a book about rallies and electioneering in sub-Saharan Africa. He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford. He has previously held posts at University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Dan has published in the Journal of Democracy, African Affairs, the International Journal of Press/Politics, the Journal of Political Ideologies and Democratization.


  • 2019–present
    Teaching Fellow, University College London
  • 2018–2019
    Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies
  • 2013–2018
    Doctoral student, University of Oxford


  • 2017 
    University of Oxford, MSc African Studies


  • 2020
    Again, Making Tanzania Great: Restorationist Developmental Nationalism in Tanzania, Democratization
  • 2020
    Mistaken for Populism: Magufuli, Ambiguity and Elitist Plebeianism in Tanzania, Journal of Political Ideologies
  • 2019
    The Rally-Intensive Campaign: A Distinct Form of Electioneering in Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond, International Journal of Press/Politics
  • 2019
    The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organized Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania, African Affairs
  • 2017
    Tanzania: Shrinking Space and Opposition Protest, Journal of Democracy