DR JASON SUMICH
BA (University California, Santa Barbara)
MA (University of Cape Town)
PhD (London School of Economics)
Jason is a former Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Economy Programme.
Jason’s PhD focused on nationalism and elite formation in Mozambique. Since then he has worked on issues of urban social inequality and changing political structures in Mozambique for the Crisis States Research Centre at the London School of Economics. His current research interests comprise nationalism, democracy, legitimacy and the middle classes in Maputo, Mozambique.
Some of Jason's recent publications include:
11/10. “Does all that is Solid Melt into Air?: Questioning ‘Neo-Liberal’ Occult Economies in Mozambique”. Kronos: Southern African Histories Vol. 36, 98-113.
08/10. “The Party and the State?: The Ambiguities of Power in Mozambique”. Development and Change Vol. 41 (4) 679-698.
06/09. “Modernity Redirected: Socialism, Liberalism and the National Elite in Mozambique”. Cambridge Anthropology Vol. 28 (2) 1-24.
10/08. Analysing Mozambique’s Commitment to Democracy. Id21 Research Highlights Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.
06/08. “Contruir uma Nação: Ideologias de Modernidade da Elite Moçambicana”. Análise Social Vol. XLIII (2) 319-345.
03/08. “Politics After the Time of Hunger in Mozambique: A Critique of Neo-Patrimonial Interpretations of Elites”. Journal of Southern African Studies Vol. 34 (1) 111-126.
04/02. “Looking for the Other: Tourism, Power and Identity in Zanzibar”. Anthropology of Southern Africa Vol. 25 (1&2) 39-45.
02/10. “Nationalism, Urban Poverty and Identity in Maputo, Mozambique". Crisis States Research Centre, Working Paper Series.
08/09. “Urban Politics, Conspiracy and Reform in Nampula Mozambique”. Crisis States Research Centre, Working Paper Series.
05/08. “Maputo: A City Profile”. Crisis States Research Centre, Working Paper Series.
08/07. “The Illegitimacy of Democracy? Democratisation and Alienation in Maputo, Mozambique”. Crisis States Research Centre, Working Paper Series.
12/07. “Strong Party, Weak State? Frelimo and State Survival Through the Mozambican Civil War: an Analytical Narrative on State-Making”. Crisis States Research Centre, Working Paper Series.