Senior Lecturer & Project Research Coordinator

BA York, MPhil.Sussex, PhD Michigan    +265 888701311

Boniface Dulani joined the Department in Octo­ber 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with Ho­nors) Degree in Political Science from the University of York in the United Kingdom (1999); a Master of Philosophy Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK (2002) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Political Science from Michigan State University in the United States (2011).

Boniface’s major field of study in the PhD programme was Comparative African Politics with minors in International Relations. His PhD research, which was supervised by the renowned Africanist Political Science Professor, Michael Bratton, sought to answer the question why some African presidentssucceed in removing presidentialterm limitswhileo­thers fail. At Chanco, Boniface teaches political science subjects and research methods at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

He is actively involved in survey research and is also a senior member of the Afrobarometer, a pan- Africanist research network that undertakes a series of public opinion sur­veys on governance, democracy, markets, livelihoods and other related topics in over 35 African countries.

Boniface has published widely, singularly and in collaboration with colleagues in Malawi and outside the country. He is also a regular contributor to local and international media, including the Lamp Maga­zine, the Washington Post and Al-Jazeera America.

In his free time, Boniface enjoys watching sports, with a passion for the Malawi national soccer team, Manchester United and Michigan State Spartans athletics.

He is a Member of the Malawi Political Science Association; American Political Science Associa­tion (APSA); African Studies Association; APSA Comparative Democratization Section; International Political Science Association (IPSA); Mid-West Political Science Association (MPSA) and the Organization for Social Science Research in East and Southern Africa (OSSREA) .

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