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Mohammad Amir Anwar

Lecturer in African Studies and International Development, The University of Edinburgh

I am a geographer by training. I have a Ph.D in Geography from Trinity College Dublin. I am currently a Lecturer in African Studies and International Development at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. I am also a research associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg.

My research is concerned with the impacts of globalisation and technology on development. Specifically, I am interested in examining the impacts of digital economy, e.g. the gig economy, artificial intelligence and machine learning systems and outsourced services industry on labour, labour markets and social movements on the African continent.


  • 2015–present
    Researcher, University of Oxford
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Johannesburg
  • 2008–2013
    Tutor/Teaching Assitant, Trinity College Dublin


  • 2013 
    Trinity College Dublin, Ph.D