Daniel Large

Associate Professor
Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

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). 


PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
MSc in International Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
BA in Politics, University of York