Prof. Patricia Daley

Professor of the Human Geography of Africa,

School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK

Dr Patricia Daley is Professor of the Human Geography of Africa. She is also an Helen Morag Fellow and Geography Tutor at Jesus College, Oxford. She has taught a range of human geography topics, as well as specialist courses on African societies and environments.
As a consequence of her research on violence and displacement in Central Africa, she was invited to give a 30th Anniversary address at the Center for Refugees Studies in Toronto in November 2013. She was also invited as an academic expert to the High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, UNHCR, Geneva, in December 2008. Other invitations included presenting a paper at the High Level Roundtable/Colloquium on Democracy, Governance and the Pan-African Idea: Whither Africa?, at UNECA, Addis Ababa in May 2012, and as a participant at the conference on Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance in the 21st Century organized by UNECA/African Union, Addis Ababa in May 2013.
With respect to her interests in African political ecology, she was awarded an ESRC/NERC interdisciplinary seminar grant on African Environments (2005-2007). She chaired the African Environments Programme for the academic year 2006-7.
Her current voluntary work includes membership of the Council of the British Institute in Eastern Africa and of the Independent Advisory Group on Country Information of the Independent Chief Inspector of Border and Immigration.

Prof. Daley’s talk is titled: 'Thoughts on African and African Diaspora relationships: Reflections of a diaspora scholar'.