Dr Hazel Gray

Sabbatical Fellow
Hazel Gray

Dr Hazel Gray


Sabbatical Fellow, August 2020

The main focus of my sabbatical fellowship will be to produce an extended book proposal and first three chapters of a book manuscript on the political economy of innovation and inclusion in the food industry in Tanzania and South Africa.

Hazel Gray is a Senior Lecturer in African Studies and International Development. Her research interests cover the political economy of industrial change in Africa, political economy of institutions and heterodox economics. Her recent book Turbulence and Order in Economic Development was published by OUP in 2018. She is co-chair of the journal Critical African Studies. She completed her PhD at SOAS in the Department of Economics and was a Fellow at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) before joining the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Hazel previously worked at the Ministry of Finance in Tanzania from 2000 to 2004 and she was a lead author of the UNDP Human Development Report for Tanzania in 2014 and 2017. She is the in-coming Director of the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh from January 2021.