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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: political economy of development in Africa; energy transitions and the future of fossil fuels; politics and political economy of South Africa; and American Political Development (selected aspects, including energy politics and comparative approaches to race and inequality in South Africa and the American South).


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Personal profile


BA, Cum Laude, Political Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1996)
MA, Political Science, Louisiana State University (1998)
PhD, Political Science, Arizona State University (2003)


Research Statement

I work in the areas of comparative and international politics with a primary interest in the political economy of development and energy markets. This research has mainly been focussed on sub-Saharan Africa and the post-colonial world, but incorporates more recently also aspects of US politics.

My research at Queen's has been funded by the ESRC World Economy and Finance Research Programme, the British Academy, the Nuffield Foundation and the DfE Global Challenges Research Fund. Publications indicative of my key research interests have appeared in journals such as Political StudiesPolitical GeographyBusiness & SocietyThird World QuarterlyDemocratization, The Extractive Industries and SocietyAnnual Review of Environment and Resources, Journal of Contemporary African Studies and Commonwealth & Comparative Politics. I am also the author of Africa’s Development Impasse: Rethinking the Political Economy of Transformation (Zed Books).



At the undergraduate level I convene and teach American Politics and a final-year module entitled Global Political Economy of Energy, as well as convening the Politics and PPE Dissertation modules. At MA level I contribute primarily to International Political Economy. 

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Research Output

Fossil fuel divestment will increase carbon emissions, not lower them – here’s why

Andreasson, S., 25 Nov 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

The Impact of the US Energy Revolution and Decarbonisation on Energy Markets in Africa

Andreasson, S., May 2019, Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges of Integration into the Global Economy. Scholvin, S., Black, A., Revilla Diez, J. & Turok, I. (eds.). Springer, p. 133-148 (Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Unconventional Energy in Africa: Impact of the US Shale Revolution and Prospects for African Exploration

Andreasson, S., 2019, The Global Impact of Unconventional Energy Resources. Dorraj, M. & Morgan, K. (eds.). New York: Lexington Books, p. 223-243

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Emerging frontiers of energy exploration in post-boom Africa

Andreasson, S., 2018, The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas. Raszewski, S. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 195-208

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Energy Producers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Beyond the Gatekeeper State?

    Andreasson, S., 2018, In : Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal. 3, 3, p. 381-397 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Carleton Graduate Fellowship

    Andreasson, Stefan (Recipient), 1997

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Carleton Graduate Fellowship

    Andreasson, Stefan (Recipient), 1996

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Journal of Energy in Southern Africa (Journal)

    Stefan Andreasson (Peer reviewer)

    Oct 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Progress in Development Studies (Journal)

    Stefan Andreasson (Peer reviewer)

    Sep 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (External organisation)

    Stefan Andreasson (Board Member)

    Jan 2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    George Washington University / Queen's University Belfast Research Colloquium

    Stefan Andreasson (Participant)

    09 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


    Multinational Corporations: Friends or foes of peace? Multinational Corporations and state capture in Colombia

    Author: Espejo Fandino, F., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Thomson, A. (Supervisor) & Andreasson, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    State-Business Relations and Economic Transition in the Modern World-System: A Comparative Study of South Africa and Zimbabwe

    Author: Baran, S., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Andreasson, S. (Supervisor) & Thomson, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy