Giles Mohan is Professor of International Development at the UK’s Open University. He is a human geographer who studies African governance and the transnational connections to and from Africa. His recent work focuses on China’s engagement with Africa and has been funded by a series of grants from the Economic and Social Research Council. His current project funded by DFID-ESRC concerns Chinese investment in African oil economies and the impacts on Africa’s development, and is being undertaken with colleagues in CEPMLP.
Giles has published extensively in geography, development studies and African studies journals and has consulted for a range of BBC documentaries on issues of international development. In 2012 he co-authored a book, with Marcus Power and May Tan-Mullins, entitled China's Resource Diplomacy in Africa: Powering Development? (Palgrave MacMillan). In 2014 Zed Books published his latest book Chinese Migrants and Africa’s Development written with Ben Lampert, May Tan-Mullins and Daphne Chang.