Daniel Large is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy.
His research interests include the politics of development, security and intervention; Africa's relations with China and India; African politics and international politics (particularly east and north Africa); and the global South in global governance.
His book publications include China and Africa: The New Era (Polity, 2021), and New Directions in the Study of Africa and China, co-edited with Chris Alden (Routledge, 2018). His recent journal articles include, 'China, Africa, and the 2021 FOCAC', African Affairs 121, 483 (2022): 299-319 and, with Lina Benabdallah, "‘The Key to solving all problems’? Unpacking China’s development-as-security approach in Mali." Third World Quarterly 44, no. 1 (2023): 211-229.
Dr. Large teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, including Introduction to Global Governance and Public Policy, The Politics of South-South Development in Africa and The Global Politics of China.
Dr. Large is an elected Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute and has also worked for or consulted with a variety of international organizations. He served as founding director of the digital Sudan Open Archive from 2005, research director of the Africa-Asia Centre, Royal African Society at SOAS (2008-2012), and as an executive committee member of the Society for the Study of the Sudans in the UK (2008-2019). Other positions include being a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham (2016-2019), and a Research Fellow with the China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins University (2019).