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I. (Iva) Pesa, PhD

Assistant Professor Contemporary History
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PI of the ERC Starting Grant AFREXTRACT, 'Environmental Histories of Resource Extraction in Africa'

2020- 2023

Member and Chair of YARN (Young Arts Network)


Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Groningen


Research Associate in Environmental History, University of Oxford (project: Environmental history of the Zambian and Congolese Copperbelt, 1950-2000)


Post-doctoral researcher, Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, LDE collaboration, African Studies Centre, Leiden (project: Frugal innovation in energy, water, housing and mobile money on the Zambian Copperbelt)


PhD in African History, Leiden University, the Netherlands (published as Roads through Mwinilunga: A history of social change in northwest Zambia, Brill, 2019)

I have taught and designed a broad range of African history, contemporary history and economic history courses at Leiden University between 2011 and 2016

I am on the editorial board of the Journal for the History of Environment and Society:

I am on the editorial board of Itinerario (focusing on Africa and environmental topics):

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