Bryson Nkhoma

Bryson Nkhoma is a PhD Candidate in the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State. A Malawian by nationality, Bryson holds a Bachelor of Education (Humanities) and Master's in African Social History degrees from the University of Malawi obtained in 1996 and 2005, respectively. Before registering for a PhD, Bryson had taught as a graduate history teacher at Luchenza Secondary School and a lecturer in the History Department of Mzuzu University, a second public university based in northern Malawi. His research and publication interests are in areas of ecological changes, agrarian transformations, irrigation agriculture, food security, and forced migration. He is working on a PhD Thesis titled Peasants, Ecology and the State: Food Security in the Lake Chlwa Basin of Southern Malawi, 1891-1994. His MA thesis was on The State and Irrigation Farming in Malawi, 1946-2002.


‘Irrigation Development and Its Socio-economic Impact on the Rural Communities in Malawi,’ Development Southern Africa, 28, 2 (2011), 209-223.

‘The Politics of the 1959 State of Emergency Commemorations in Malawi, 1960 – 2009,’ in J. McCracken, Phiri, K.M and Mulwafu, W.O., (eds), Malawi in Crisis: The 1959 Nyasaland (Malawi) State of Emergency and its Legacy, (Zomba: Kachere Series, 2012), 379-398.

‘Transnational Threats: The Problem of Illegal Immigration in Northern Malawi,’ Southern African Peace and Security Studies, 1, 2 (2012), 29-43.

‘Competition for Malawian Labour: “Wenela” and “Mthandizi” in Ntcheu District, 1935-1959,’ Malawi Journal of Social Sciences. 21 (2013), 28- 46


2016-2018, PhD scholarship, International Studies Group

CODESRIA Small Thesis Writing Grant 2003

 BASIS/WARFSA Research Assistantship 2001-2004,

Public Engagement

History teacher at Luchenza Secondary School in Malawi 1995-2000

History lecturer at Mzuzu University in Malawi 2000-2016


Bryson Nkhoma -Google Scholar-

Bryson Giyani Nkhoma-Researchgate-

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