Lecture: Tribes, elections and social mobility: legacies from two Arab liberation movements
Alice Wilson is a lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Sussex, UK. Her research interests span political and economic anthropology, with a particular interest in radical experiences of social change, such as revolutions, liberation movements, and forced migration. Her geographical focus is on the Middle East and North Africa. Her recent book, Sovereignty in exile: a Saharan liberation movement governs, published with University of Pennsylvania Press in 2016, charts experiments in sovereignty and state power in the case of the liberation movement from the disputed territory of Western Sahara in north-west Africa. She is currently conducing research on the long-term legacies of the former liberation movement in Dhofar, southern Oman.