Dr Jill Payne

Dr Jill Payne

Dr Jill Payne
Teaching Unit Organiser
Assistant Teacher

1.12, 4 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 331 0842

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

Visiting Lecturer at Bristol, 2010/11-; Visiting Assistant Professor at Amherst College, Massachusetts, 2007-2009; Teaching Fellow at Dundee 2004-2007; PhD (St Andrews); MA (Rhodes University, South Africa); BA (Hons) (Rhodes University, South Africa).


My research incorporates two separate but intersecting pathways. I analyse the development of constructions of nationalism and imperialism in, for the most part, Britain and Sub-Saharan Africa, with particular reference to concord and conflict over the protection of water and its utilisation as an energy source. My interest in Africa extends to wider concerns of socio-economic development, including health and the environment.

  • (with Adrian Flint) ‘Intellectual Property Rights and the Potential for Universal Access to Treatment: TRIPS, ACTA and HIV/AIDS Medicines’, Third World Quarterly (under review).
  • (with Adrian Flint) ‘Reconciling the Irreconcilable? HIV/AIDS and the Potential for Middle Ground between the Traditional and Biomedical Healthcare Sectors in South Africa’, Forum for Development Studies, Vol 39, No 3, 2012, pp. 1-22.
  • ‘Landscape and Waste in the Twentieth Century: Hydroelectric Development in the Highlands of Scotland’ in JFM Clark and John Scanlan, eds., The World Turned Inside Out: Waste in History and Culture (Cambridge Scholars Press, in press, forthcoming 2012).
  • ‘Constructing a “Wild Land” Cultural Heritage for Britain: Water, “Wilderness” and Development in the Highlands of Scotland’ in KV Lykke Syse and T Oestigaard, eds., Perceptions of Water in Britain from Early Modern Times to the Present: An Introduction (BRIC Press, 2010).


I am teaching the following units (2012-2013):

Teaching Block 1

  • POLIM3015: International Political Economy
  • POLI21231: The Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • POLI11101: Political Concepts

Teaching Block 2

  • POLIM2041: Environmental Politics
  • POLIM2042: The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • POLI21213: Development Studies
  • POLI11103: Comparative Politics and Government

Fields of interest

Environment and development; national identity, nationalism, imperialism; Britain and Sub-Saharan Africa

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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