Experts Available Regarding the Zimbabwe Military Coup

Carleton University experts are available to comment on the military coup in Zimbabwe.

Linda Freeman
Emeritus Professor with the Department of Political Science, Institute of African Studies.

Phone: 613-236-5843
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Freeman is the author of The Ambiguous Champion – Canada and South Africa in the Trudeau and Mulroney Years and she specializes in African political economy, particularly southern Africa. Her current research is focused on South Africa’s post-apartheid foreign policy in the region and on the present crisis in Zimbabwe.  She also retains an interest in Canada and southern Africa, the political economy of contemporary South Africa and more general issues of trade, industrial strategies and aid policy.  She has testified regularly before parliamentary sub-committees, worked on Africa 2000 – a consultative committee for the minister of state for External Affairs, and is a frequent commentator on African affairs for the Canadian media.

Blair Rutherford
Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.


Blair Rutherford is professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (cross-appointed to the Institute of African Studies, the Institute of Political Economy and Department of Geography and Environmental Studies). He has been carrying out research on the cultural politics of labour and land in sub-Saharan Africa since 1992. He is the author of Working on the Margins: Black Workers, White Farmers in Postcolonial Zimbabwe (2001) and Farm Labor Struggles in Zimbabwe: The Ground of Politics (2017).

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