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I. (Iva) Pesa, PhD

Assistant Professor Contemporary History
I. (Iva) Pesa, PhD


Member 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 the managing editor of the Southern African Journal of Policy and Development, see: 

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

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