Britain and Egypt sign the Anglo-Egyptian Agreement, which nominally restores Egyptian rule over Sudan but as part of a British-dominated "Condominium."


The Gordon Memorial College is established by Kitchener. It is Sudan’s only secondary school until the 1940s. During the Second World War, the college becomes an institution of higher education. Upon independence it becomes the University of Khartoum.

The Anglo-Egyptian Government commissions research by Charles Gabriel Seligman and his wife, Brenda Z. (Salaman) Seligman. The Seligman's visited Sudan in 1909–12 and 1921–22, and recorded their observations in Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan (Routledge, 1932). Charles Seligman was one of E.E. Evans-Pritchard's professors but is mainly remembered today for the “Hamitic Hypothesis,” basically the idea that Africa’s states and monuments had been produced by an invasion of “pastoral ‘Europeans’,” or Hamites (Seligman, The Races of Africa, Oxford, 1930, p. 100). This idea was based on Europeans' conviction (despite rather a lot of evidence to the contrary) that Africans were unable to build monuments. This idea still surfaces periodically in places like the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, which implies that extraterrestrials are more likely to have built the pyramids than Africans. These ideas were held out to justify colonial rule by turning the continent’s monuments and kingdoms into supporting evidence for the need for the civilizing influence of an outside power. Brenda Seligman was Peggy Salaman's aunt. As a 19-year-old pilot in 1931, Peggy spent the night at the Juba Hotel. Before her departure the next morning she was presented with two lion cubs, which she named Juba and Joker. The cubs flew with her to Cape Town.

For a list of the Seligman's factual errors and a story about how C.G. Seligman used to make Evans-Pritchard read pamphlets about "Nordic superiority," see Evans-Pritchard's "Sources, with Particular Reference to the Southern Sudan," Cahiers d'Études africaines 41 (1971), pp. 129-179.



Edward Evans Evans-Pritchard, The Social Organisation of the Azande of the Bahr-el-Ghazal Province of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (PhD dissertation, London School of Economics, 1928)



The Sudan at war (Jonathan Bush and Kristopher McKie)

Alan Moorehead, African Trilogy (a personal account of the three years' struggle against the Axis in the Middle East and North Africa, 1940-3), (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946)

John Paul Rozier, The effect of war on British rule and politics in the Sudan, 1939-45 (PhD dissertation, Oxford University, 1984)

E.E. Evans-Pritchard returns to Sudan "on the excuse of continuing ... ethnographical researches there and on arrival join[s] the Sudan Auxiliary Defence Force." After being attached to the Gila Force, he leads a small group of Anuak irregulars against Italian forces in Ethiopia.

See: E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Operations on the Akobo and Gila Rivers, 1940-41, The Army Quarterly 103, no. 4 (1973), 1-10; D. H. Johnson, Evans-Pritchard, the Nuer, and the Sudan Civil Service, African Affairs 81 (1982), 231-46; K.D.D. Henderson, The Sudan and the Abyssinian Campaign, Journal of the Royal African Society 42, no. 166 (1943), 12-20



Paul Philip Howell, A comparative study of customary law among cattle-owning tribes in the southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 1950)


Godfrey Lienhardt, The Dinka of the Southern Sudan: Religion and Social Structure (PhD dissertation, Cambridge University, 1952)


Sudan's independence, 1 January 1956


Richard Gray, The southern Sudan, 1839-1889 (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1957)

John V. Sutcliffe, The hydrology of the Sudd region of the upper Nile (PhD dissertation, Cambridge University, 1957)


Jean Carlile Buxton, The religion of a southern Sudan tribe : the Mandari (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 1958)


Robert O. Collins, The Dervish Invasions of the Southern Sudan, 1883-1898 (PhD dissertation, Yale, 1959)

Conrad C. Reining, A social study of the Azande of the Nile-Congo divide (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 1959)

G.N. Sanderson, Anglo-French competition for the control of the upper basin of the Nile, 1890-1899: its development and resolution in the Fashoda crisis (PhD dissertation, London University, 1959)


Salah Eldin Noah, Analysis of the Role of the Meridi Extension Unit in the Socio-Economic Development of Primitive Tribal Societies in Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1964)


Lilian Margaret Sanderson, Education in the southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1966)


Angelo Lobale L. Loiria, Political awakening in the Southern Sudan, 1946-1955 (PhD dissertation, University of California, 1969)


Addis Ababa Agreement signed

T.H. al-Nour, The Sudan Ethiopia boundary: a study in political geography (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 1972)


A French consortium, Compagnie de construction, signs a contract to begin work on the Jonglei Canal

John Warner Frost, A History Of The Shilluk Of The Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974)

Musṭafa Ibrahim Ṭaha, The relation of Nuer indigenous education and modern schooling in the Sudan (PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 1974)


Nicole Grandin-Blanc, Le Soudan nilotique et l`administration britannique (1898-1956). Elements d`interpretation socio-historique d`une experience colo niale (PhD dissertation, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 1975)

Candida Elizabeth Sevier, The Anglo-Egyptian condoninium in the southern Sudan, 1918-1939 (PhD dissertation, Princeton University, 1975)


Bahru Zewde, Relations between Ethiopia and the Sudan on the western Ethiopian frontier, 1898-1935 (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1976)


Raphael Koba Badal, British Administration in Southern Sudan, 1900-1956: a study in colonial neglect (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1977)


John Burton, God`s ants: a study of Atuot religion (PhD dissertation, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1978)

Olav Digernes, Appearance and reality on the southern Sudan: a study in the British administration of the Nuer, 1900-1930 (PhD dissertation, University of Bergen, 1978)

John R. Howell, Political leadership and organization in the Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Reading, 1978)

Leon Carl Jacobson, DhoLuo vowel harmony: a phonetic investigation (PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1978)

David Tyrrell Lloyd, The precolonial economic history of the Avongara-Azande c. 1750-1916 (PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1978)

Abdal Hamid Sayed Omer, Comparative Study Of Schistosoma Mansoni Infection In The Gezira Area Of Northern Sudan And Bor District Of Southern Sudan (Doctor of Medicine dissertation, University of Khartoum, 1978)

David Sconyers, British Policy and Mission Education in the Southern Sudan, 1928-1946 (PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1978)


Ahmad Mahmud Ushari, Linguistic variation and change in the aspectual system of Juba Arabic (PhD dissertation, Georgetown University, 1979)


Mohamed Osman El Sammani, Jonglei Canal - Dynamics of Planned Change in the Twic Area (PhD dissertation, University of Khartoum, 1980)

Douglas H. Johnson, History and prophecy among the Nuer of the southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1980)

Moses Ngor Ring, Dinka cattle trade: A study of socio-economic transformation in a semi-pastoral society (PhD dissertation, University of Nairobi, 1980)


John Garang de Mabior, Identifying, selecting, and implementing rural development strategies for socio-economic development in the Jonglei Projects Area, Southern Region, Sudan (PhD dissertation, Iowa State University, 1981)

P. Wani Gore, Socio-cultural and demographic characteristics of a low fertility population in south-western Sudan : the case of the Azande. (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1981)

Roger Hill, Migration to Juba: a case study (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 1981)

Kjell Hødnebø, Cattle and flies. A study of cattle-keeping in Equatoria Province, the southern Sudan, 1850-1950 (PhD dissertation, University of Bergen, 1981)

Susan Jenkins, Aspects of the informal economic sector of Juba southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 1981)


Mom Kov Nhial Arou, Regional dévolution in the Southern Sudan : 1972-1981 (PhD dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 1982)

W. Kunijwok Gwado-Ayoker, Government and community in a modern state : A case study of the Shillukand their neighbours (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 1982)


Southern troops in Bor mutiny when ordered to transfer to posts in the north. Nimeiri dissolves the southern Sudanese government and re-divides the south into three regions. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) is formed in Ethiopia.

Torbjørn Tvedt, Colonial technicians. The Sudan veterinary service, 1898-1956 (PhD dissertation, University of Bergen, 1983)


Lual Acuek Lual Deng, The Abyei Development Project: A Case Study of Cattle Herders in the Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984)

Terje Tvedt, Water and politics. A history of the Jonglei project in the southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Bergen, 1984)

Julia Ruth Van Dyken, What literacy teachers should know about language : an assessment of in-service training needs of reading acquisition teachers in Southern Sudan using the Gudschinsky literacy method (PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 1984)


Elizabeth Hain Andretta, A reconsideration of the basis of group cohesion among the Murle of the Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1985)

Cleophas Lado, Environment, knowledge and change: a case study of peasant farming in Maridi district, southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 1985)


Francis Mading Deng, Tradition and Modernization: a challenge for law among the Dinka of the Sudan (PhD dissertation, Yale, 1986)

Maḥgoub Kurdi, The encounter of religions : an analysis of the problem of religion in Southern Sudan, 1899-1983 (PhD dissertation, Temple University, 1986)

Andrew Malek Madut, The effects of culture on management practices in the public service organizations in the southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Glasgow, 1986)

Burkhard Schnepel, Five Approaches to the Theory of Divine Kingship and the Kingship of the Shilluk of the Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 1986)

Ahmad Sikainga, British Policy in the Western Bahr Al-Ghazal (Sudan), 1904-1946 (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 1986)


Gabriel G. Jal, The History of the Jikany Nuer before 1820 (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1987)

C.M. Kenyi, Popular participation in development : the prospects, problems and educational possibilities for enhancing participation in rural co-operatives and community development in Yei district of southern Sudan 1972-1983 (PhD dissertation, University of Southampton, 1987)

Jabi Jack Ngalam, An evaluation of the role of rural primary school teachers in community development tasks in southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1987)

James E. Sulton, Regional autonomy in the Southern Sudan : a study in conflict regulation (PhD dissertation, Johns Hopkins University , 1987)


Leoma G. Gilley, An autosegmental approach to phonological phenomena in Shilluk (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1988)

Sharon Elaine Hutchinson, The Nuer in crisis : coping with money, war, and the state (PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 1988)


Billy Berto Madison, The Addis Ababa agreement on the problem of Southern Sudan : a study to evaluate the distribution of benefits among social groups in the Southern Sudan and to determine the impact of this distribution on the region`s political stability (PhD dissertation, University of Denver, 1989)

Andrew Mawson, The Triumph of Life: Political Dispute and Religious Ceremonial Among the Agar Dinka of the Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Cambridge University, 1989)


Damazo Dut Majak Kocjok , The northern Bahr al-Ghazal : people, alien encroachment and rule, 1856-1956 (PhD dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990)

Stephen David Siemens, Azande rituals of birth and death: Ethnography and formal analogy (PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990)

Simon Simonse, Kings of Disaster: Dualism, Centralism and the Scapegoat King in the Southeastern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Free University of Amsterdam, 1990)


Jonathan E. Arensen, Aspects of language and society among the Murle of Sudan (PhD dissertation, Oxford University, 1991)

AbdulMunim Mohamed Ali Idris, Regional government as a means of state-building with special reference to the Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Exeter, 1991)


Wal Duany, Neither Palaces nor Prisons: the constitution of order among the Nuer (PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 1992)

Marilyn H. Fetterman, Drought, Cattle Disease, Colonialism and Lokenbe: A Century of Change Among the Pasturalist Didinga, Eastern Equatoria Province, Sudan (, Brown University, 1992)

Kenneth Okeny, The rejection of federalism and emergence of southern Sudanese nationalism, 1950-1972 (PhD dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992)


Marc R. Nikkel, The origins and development of Christianity among the Dinka of Sudan: with special reference to the songs of Dinka Christians (PhD dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 1994)

Samson Samuel Wassara, Le regime juridique international du Bassin du Nil: Comparaison avec d`autres bassins fluviaux (PhD dissertation, Université de Paris-Sud, Paris XI, 1994)


Lazarus Leek Mawut, The Southern Sudan under British Rule, 1998-1924: The constraints reassessed (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 1995)


Ben Katoro Beninyo, Evaluation of the educational policies of the Sudan, 1972-1992 : impact and implications on educational development in the Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Leeds, 1996)

Julia Aker Duany, Sudanese woman and education : the struggle for equal access and participation (PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 1996)

William Olson Lowrey, Passing the peace...people to people: The role of religion in an indigenous peace process among the Nuer people of Sudan (PhD dissertation, Union Institute, 1996)

Akbar M. Virmani, The resettlement of Ugandan refugees in southern Sudan, 1979-86 : the dynamics of exodus, asylum and forced repatriation (PhD dissertation, Northwestern University, 1996)


Akira Okazaki, Open shadows : dreams, histories and selves in a borderland village in Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of London, 1997)


Nadir M. al-Mahdy, Explaining the process towards political separatism : the two cases of Southern Sudan`s separatist conflicts (PhD dissertation, Miami University, 1998)

Stephanie Beswick, Violence, ethnicity and political consolidation in south Sudan : a history of the Dinka and their relations with their neighbors (PhD dissertation, Michigan State University, 1998)


Abannik O. Hino, Eastern Equatoria and the White Nile Trade: the political history of a frontier, 1840-1900 (PhD dissertation, Michigan State University, 1999)

Catherine Jendia, The Sudanese conflict 1969-1983 : the role of leadership in the resumption of civil conflict between the people of southern Sudan and the government of Sudan (PhD dissertation, Gonzaga University , 1999)

Scopas Sekwat Poggo, War and conflict in the southern Sudan, 1955-1972 (PhD dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999)


Else Johansen Kleppe, Material and verbal manifestations of socio-cultural institutions in an African kingship: The Shilluk of southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Bergen, 2000)


Ogum Jacob Loroto Lomoro, Property rights regimes and the sub-Saharan African agrarian crisis : a case study of the indigenous land tenure system and agricultural innovations in the Lotuho district of Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001)

Kavita Singh, Forced migration and under-five mortality in northwestern Uganda and southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Johns Hopkins University , 2001)


Jok Madut Jok, Women, sexuality, and social behavior in Western Dinka: The impact of war on reproductive health in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003)

Øystein H. Rolandsen, The Sudan People`s Liberation Movement/Army’s national convention and political changes in the Southern Sudan during the 1990s (PhD dissertation, University of Oslo, 2003)

Dereje Feyissa , Ethnic Groups and Conflict. The Case of Anywaa-Nuer Relations in the Gambela Region, Ethiopia (PhD dissertation, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology, 2003)


Jane Kani Edward, Understanding socio-cultural change: Transformations and future imagining among southern Sudanese women refugees (PhD dissertation, University of Toronto, 2004)

Paul Washington Howe, Contesting `Famine` : a study of conceptual ambiguities and their implications for response and accountability in Southern Sudan, 1998 (PhD dissertation, University of Sussex, 2004)

Unni Krishnan Karunakara, The demography of forced migration displacement and fertility in the West Nile region of Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Johns Hopkins University , 2004)


The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) is signed in January, 2005.

Cherry Leonardi, Knowing Authority: Colonial governance and local community in Equatoria Province, Sudan, 1900-56 (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 2005)


Zoë Marriage, Not breaking the rules, Not playing the game: a study of assistance to countries at war (1997-2001) (PhD dissertation, London School of Economics, 2006)

Annette Weber, Barbarian beasts or mothers of invention : relation of gendered fighter and citizen images ; with a specific case study on Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Free University of Berlin, 2006)


Richard Barltrop, Help or hindrance? : mediation and relief in Sudan`s civil war, 1983-2004 (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 2007)

Jeremiah Muriithi Ngondi, The epidemiology of trachoma and evaluation of trachoma control in southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Cambridge University, 2007)

Karambu L. Ringera, Excluded voices : grassroots women and peacebuilding in southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Denver, 2007)

H. Wani Rondyang, The Role of Indigenous Languages in Southern Sudan: Educational Language Policy and Planning (PhD dissertation, University of London, 2007)


Ashraf K. Abdelhay, The politics of language planning in the Sudan : the case of the Naivasha language policy (PhD dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 2008)

Matthew Byron Arnold, The Collaboration Problematique: managing frontiers of insecurity through state building interventionism (PhD dissertation, London School of Economics, 2008)

Elijah M. Brown, The road to peace : the role of the Southern Sudanese church in communal stabilisation and national resolution (PhD dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 2008)

Matthew LeRiche, How humanitarianism affected the conduct and outcome of war in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, King`s College London, 2008)

Leben Nelson Moro, Oil, conflict and displacement in Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 2008)


Rob Kevlihan, States of insurgency : conflict transformation in civil wars through social services (PhD dissertation, American University, 2009)

Christine Emily Ryan, Raised by war : child soldiers of Southern Sudan during the Second Civil War (PhD dissertation, University of London, 2009)


Rehab Abdel Rahman Ahmed, التدخل العلماني في جنوب السودان : أهدافه و آثاره الفكرية : دراسة تاريخية تحليلية (PhD dissertation, Omdurman Islamic University, 2010)

Naseem Badiey, The State within : the local dynamics of post-conflict reconstruction in Juba, Southern Sudan (2003-2005) (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 2010)

Carol Berger, Southern Sudan`s Red Army : the role of social process and routinised violence in the deployment of underaged soldiers (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 2010)

Katarzyna Grabska, In-flux:(re)negotiations of gender, identity and `home` in post-war Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Sussex, 2010)

Elias Leju Leonardo, Induced agricultural innovations in violent conflicts and post-conflict situations : lessons from Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Reading, 2010)

Kenneth Adam Masungu, A Delphi survey process on a decentralized educational system in southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, North Dakota State University, 2010)

Michael Roger Medley, Humanitarian parsimony in Sudan : The Bahr Al-Ghazal famine of 1998 (PhD dissertation, University of Bristol, 2010)

Christine Mary Pagen, International aid as informal educator : exploring political attitudes and engagement in southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, Columbia University, 2010)

Sarah Lykes Washburne, Legitimacy, Identity and Conflict: The Struggle for Political Authority in Southern Sudan, 2005-2010 (PhD dissertation, University of Exeter, 2010)


In the referendum on self-determination for Southern Sudan, 98 per-cent of Southerners vote for separation. South Sudan becomes independent in July, 2011.

Heidi Josephine Eschenbacher, Staff perception within an international organization : a comparison of headquarters and field employee views of an educational program during implementation in Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2011)

James Gassim Simon, The knowledge of and control practices for Malaria in rural areas of Mundri East County, Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of South Africa , 2011)


Lotje Anne de Vries, Facing Frontiers, Everyday practice of state-building in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Wageningen University, 2012)

Andrew I. Epstein, Maps of Desire: Refugee Children, Schooling, and Contemporary Dinka Pastoralism in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012)

Virginia B. Gorsevski, Impacts of conflict on land use and land cover in the Imatong Mountain region of South Sudan and northern Uganda (PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, 2012)

Marjolein Catharina Groot, The role of private enterprises in UN initiated peace support processes : a study of mobile phone companies and their contribution, as key type of infrastructural industry in reconstruction, to the post-war reconstruction systems of South Sudan and Cambodia (PhD dissertation, University College Dublin, 2012)

Malok N. Malok, The relationship between leadership style and motivation among faculty members in two public universities in the Republic of South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of the Incarnate Word, 2012)

Leonie S. Newhouse, South Sudan Oyee! A Political Economy of Refugee Return Migration to Chukudum, South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Washington, 2012)

Mareike Schomerus, Even Eating You Can Bite Your Tongue: Dynamics and Challenges of the Juba Peace Talks with the Lord’s Resistance Army (PhD dissertation, London School of Economics, 2012)

Iris Seri-Hersch, Histoire scolaire, impérialisme(s) et décolonisation(s) : le cas du Soudan anglo-égyptien (1945-1958) (PhD dissertation, L'Institut de recherches et d'études sur le monde arabe et musulman, 2012)


Khidir Haroun Ahmed, The politics of Islam and the alienation of South Sudan, 1945-2005 (PhD dissertation, University of Reading, 2013)

B.A. Job Akuni, Child Trafficking: A Case of South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Bradford, 2013)

Marybeth Chrostowsky, The Effects of Migration on Gender Norms and Relations: The Post-Repatriation Experience in Bor, South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Kentucky, 2013)

Luka Biong Deng, Confronting civil war : a comparative study of household livelihood strategies in Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Sussex, 2013)

David John Duriesmith, New war, masculinity and patriarchy: the social construction of contemporary armed conflict (PhD dissertation, The University of Melbourne, 2013)

Christopher Numa Lemoh, HIV in Victoria`s African communities: reducing risks and improving care (PhD dissertation, The University of Melbourne, 2013)

Charles Riziki Majinge, The United Nations, the African Union and the rule of law in Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, London School of Economics, 2013)

Gabriella Marie McMichael, An elusive peace dividend: land access and violence in non-formal settlements in juba, southern sudan (PhD dissertation, The University of Manchester , 2013)

Tumaini Minja, Dealing with a buried past : the relevance of customary reconciliation to bottom-up transitional justice in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of York, 2013)

Clémence Pinaud, Les armes, les femmes et le bétail : une histoire sociale de la guerre civile au Sud Soudan (1983-2005) (PhD dissertation, l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris), 2013)

Megan L.. Tompkins, An assessment of water use practices and attitudes in Old Fangak, South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013)

Rens C. Willems, The Dynamics of Security Provision in the Aftermath of War (PhD dissertation, Universiteit Utrecht, 2013)


Jonathan Chaim Agensky, Aid, advocacy, and global Christendom : the politics of evangelical humanitarianism in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Cambridge University, 2014)

Joshua Otor K. Akol, Refugee migration and repatriation : case-studies of some affected rural communities in Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Manitoba, 2014)

Ahmed Abdel Aziz Yacoub Azza, Confronting marginality and otherness : knowledge production and the recasting of identity through therapeutic and embodied encounters among internally displaced people from Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of London, 2014)

Laura Barber, Chinese Foreign Policy in the ‘Going Out’ Era: Confronting Challenges and ‘Adaptive Learning’ in the Case of China-Sudan and South Sudan Relations (PhD dissertation, London School of Economics, 2014)

Johan Brosché, Masters of War : The Role of Elites in Sudan’s Communal Conflicts (PhD dissertation, Uppsala universitet, 2014)

Zoe Cormack, The Making and Remkaing of Gogrial: Landscape, history, and memory in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 2014)

Joshua Craze, Notions of territory in Abyei, Southern Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 2014)

James Alic Garang, The financial sector and inclusive development in Africa : essays on access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises in South Sudan and Kenya (PhD dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014)

Angelina Julius Mattijo-Bazugba, Politics of gender quotas : What accounts for the relative success of gender quotas in the first South Sudanese elections? (PhD dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 2014)

Malik Doka Morjan, Movements and conservation of the migratory white-eared kob (Kobus kob leucotis) in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014)

Brigitte Müller, Health of conflict-affected children in South Sudan : children`s roles, skills and competencies in identifying health threats, proposing solutions and implementing action (PhD dissertation, University of Liverpool, 2014)

Charles S. North, Developing a curriculum for the training of pastors as agents of communal reconciliation in post-conflict South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Texas Abilene Christian University, 2014)

Manfred Öhm, War and Statehood in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, 2014)

Martina Santschi, Encountering and `capturing` Hakuma : negotiating statehood and authority in Northern Bahr El-Ghazal Sate, South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Bern, 2014)

Brendan Tuttle, Life is Prickly: narrating history, belonging, and common place in Bor, South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Temple University, 2014)

Rens Twijnstra, On the state of business: trade, entrepreneurship and real economic governance in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Wageningen University, 2014)

Michael Wall, Understanding the values of Christian organisations : a case study of `Across` (1972-2005) using the organisational culture theory of Edgar Schein (PhD dissertation, Middlesex University, 2014)

R. Nyambura Wambugu, Demilitarising South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Leeds, 2014)

Yanzhuo Xu, China and its international responsibility in Africa (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 2014)

Graeme Young, The political economy of resistance in post-conflict South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of St Andrews , 2014)


Eisuke Hashimoto, エ・クウォス : 南スーダン、ヌエル社会における予言的出来事と拡張する想像力の民族誌 (E KUOTH: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF PROPHETIC EVENTS AND MORAL IMAGINATION AMONG THE NUER OF SOUTH SUDAN) (PhD dissertation, Hitotsubashi University, 2015)

Augustino Ting Mayai, Essays in child health and health systems in Eastern Africa : evidence from South Sudan and Ethiopia (PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015)

Vicent Museke, The role of customary courts in the delivery of justice in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of South Africa , 2015)

Manuel Schwab, Speculative Humanitarianism: Political Economies of Aid and Disputed Notions of Crisis (PhD dissertation, Columbia University, 2015)

Tim Steinecke, National oil companies and state actors : an assessment of the role of Petronas and ONGC in the foreign policy decision-making process of Malaysia and India using the example of overseas investments in Sudan and South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of St Andrews , 2015)

Jeremy Gareth Taylor, `Japan is back` : Japan`s (re)engagement in Africa : the case of South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of London, 2015)

Jolaade Adeogun Tolulope , Exploring the impact of women`s organizations in peace building in Africa : a case study of women`s organizations in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2015)

Christopher Gallien Tounsel, God Will Crown Us`: The Construction of Religious Nationalism in Southern Sudan, 1898-2011 (PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, 2015)

Coppe van Urk, A uniform syntax for phrasal movement: A case study of Dinka Bor (PhD dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)

Wolfgang Zeller, What Makes Borders Real - In the Namibia-Zambia and Uganda-South Sudan Borderlands (PhD dissertation, University of Helsinki, 2015)

Jesse Zink, Christianity and Catastrophe: Sudan`s Civil Wars and Religious Change Among the Dinka (PhD dissertation, Cambridge University, 2015)


Sara De Simone, State-building South Sudan : discourses, practices and actors of a negotiated project ( 1999-2013) ; Construire l`Etat au Sud Soudan : discours, pratiques et acteurs d`un projet negotié ( 1999-2013) (PhD dissertation, Centre de sociologie européenne, 2016)

Ole Frahm, `How a state is made` – statebuilding and nationbuilding in South Sudan in the light of its African peers (PhD dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2016)

Miklos Gosztonyi , Post-Conflict Statebuilding in South Sudan (2005-2013) Institutional Layering, SPLM/A Organizational Structure, and the Historicity of the South Sudanese State (PhD dissertation, Northwestern University, 2016)

Catherine Hahs Brinkley, Teacher Education in Central Equatoria, South Sudan (Ed.D, Walden University, 2016)

Nicki Kindersley, The Fifth column? An intellectual history of Southern Sudanese communities in Khartoum, 1969-2005 (PhD dissertation, Durham University, 2016)

Emily LeRoux-Rutledge, Public Narratives as Symbolic Resources for Gender and Development: a case study of the women and community radio in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, London School of Economics, 2016)

Shuichiro Nakao, A Grammar of Juba Arabic (PhD dissertation, Kyoto University, 2017)

Ryan O'Byrne, Becoming Christian: Personhood and Moral Cosmology in Acholi South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University College London, 2016)

Paul Velentino Phiri, Trials of a comprehensive peace agreement: an investigation into the dilemmas faced by North and South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Bradford , 2016)

Darryl Stellmach , Coordination in crisis: the practice of medical humanitarian emergency (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 2016)

Noel Stringham, Marking Nuer Histories: Gender, Gerontocracy, and the Politics of Inclusion in the Upper Nile from 1400-1931 (PhD dissertation, University of Virginia , 2016)

J.B. Warille, Sustainable Compensation Methods for Construction Companies Operating in Turbulent Environments. A Case of South Sudan (Doctor of Business Administration, University of Liverpool, 2016)

Daniel Christopher Watson, Militarised post-conflict statebuilding : explaining South Sudan`s war-to-war transition (PhD dissertation, University of Sussex, 2016)


Zachary S. Berman, Owing and Owning: Zubayr Pasha, Slavery, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Sudan (PhD dissertation, City University of New York, 2017)

Diana Felix da Costa, `This word, it is for Murle, not meant for other people` : the politics of Murle identity, experiences of violence and of the state in Boma, south Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of London, 2017)

Malual Ayom Dor, Conflict Resolution As a Learning Process: The Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement/Army 1983-2005 (PhD dissertation, King`s College London, 2017)

Ashley Kish, Protracted Conflict and Development in South Sudan: A Feminist Analysis of Women`s Subjugation in the Making of a Nation (PhD dissertation, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2017)

Sebabatso Manoeli, Narrative Battles : Competing Discourses & Diplomacies of Sudan`s "southern Problem" 1961-1991 (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 2017)

Phillip Tor Manyok, Cattle Rustling and Its Effects among Three Communities (Dinka, Murle and Nuer) in Jonglei State, South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Nova Southeastern University, 2017)

Ngatho Samuel Mugo, Maternal and child healthcare services in South Sudan: the factors associated with non - use of antenatal care, skilled birth attendants, facility delivery services and child survival (PhD dissertation, University of Sydney, 2017)

Naomi Ruth Pendle, Laws, landscapes and prophecy: the art of remaking regimes of lethal violence amongst the western Nuer and Dinka (PhD dissertation, The London School of Economics, 2017)

D. Peprah, `NGOs, they cannot kill people` : cholera vaccination in the context of humanitarian crises in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2017)

Paula Cristina Roque, The rebel governance of the SPLM/A and UNITA : a comparative study on parallel states in Angola and South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Oxford, 2017)

Mohamed Abdalla Murad Sherif, Petrography, Sedimentology and Reservoir Geology of Aradeiba and Bentiu Formations, Block 5A (Tharjath Oil Field) South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Khartoum, 2017)

Kerstin Tomiak, To train a watchdog: media development, statebuilding and measurement in south sudan (PhD dissertation, Cardiff University, 2017)

Timm Sureau, `The Last Bullet` : South Sudan`s emerging state (PhD dissertation, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology, 2017)

Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu, The secession of states as a strategy for resolving intra-state ethnic and religious conflicts in post-colonial Africa : the case of South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2017)


Christina Bützer, The second-class citizens of Sudan ; A study of southern Sudanese in Khartoum ; Sudans Bürger zweiter Klasse ; Eine Studie über Südsudanesen in Khartum (PhD dissertation, Free University of Berlin, 2018)

Gabrielle Daoust, Education and the critique of liberal peacebuilding : the case of South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Sussex, 2018)

Peter Hakim Justin, State-building or State formation? The dilemma of choice and state failure in South Sudan. Evidence from Yei River County (PhD dissertation, University of Wageningen, 2018)

Sumit Shrikant Kane, Social norms and reproductive health amongst the Fertit people of western Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018)

Tarnjeet Kaur Kang, Community Self-Determination in South Sudan: a return to the subaltern (PhD dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)

Pavel Přikryl, Zhroucené státy jako faktor mezinárodních vztahů ; Failed States as a Factor of International Relations (PhD dissertation, University of Economics, Prague (VŠE); Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze , 2018)

Rebecca Sutton, The International Humanitarian Actor as ‘Civilian Plus’: The Circulation of the Idea of Distinction in International Law (PhD dissertation, London School of Economics, 2018)

Lesley Anne Warner, The role of military integration in war-to-peace transitions : the case of South Sudan (2006-2013) (PhD dissertation, King`s College London, 2018)


Christian Doll, The Post-State State: Sovereignty, Futurity, and Urban Life in Independent South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of California, Davis, 2019)

Yidong Gong, Assembling Transnational Medicine: Chinese (Barefoot) Doctors in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Duke University, 2019)

Akok Madut, South Sudan`s Engagement with China: The Foreign Policy of a Liberation Movement in Government (PhD dissertation, University of London, 2019)

Ferenc David Marko, Red Tape Theater: The Creation of Citizens and Sovereignty in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, Central European University, 2019)

in progress

Bruno Braak, A socio-legal study of the functioning of customary and statutory legal authorities and the interaction between them in Western Equatoria State, South Sudan, with a special focus on land disputes (PhD dissertation, Leiden University, in progress)

Lydia Gitau, Trauma Interventions and Peacebuilding: A Case Study of South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya (PhD dissertation, University of Sydney, in progress)

Sarah Marriott, Development Narratives in South Sudan since 1945 (PhD dissertation, Durham University, in progress)

Isao Murahashi, Untitled (about conflicts after CPA in Eastern Equatoria) (PhD dissertation, Osaka University, in progress)

Jamie Pring, Untitled (about Inclusivity and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in South Sudan) (PhD dissertation, University of Basel, in progress)

Justin B. Tongun, A probe into determinants of breastfeeding practices, child morbidity and mortality in South Sudan (PhD dissertation, University of Bergen, in progress)

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