John Doyle-Raso

I am a PhD candidate studying the creation and implementation of the globally-influential wetlands conservation policy of Uganda, which was the second country with one under the Ramsar Convention. My co-advisors are Dr. Laura Fair and Dr. Jamie Monson.

I discussed a chapter of my dissertation as part of the Eye on Africa series hosted by MSU’s African Studies Center:

My other research interests include histories of “invasive” species in Lake Victoria.

I completed a master’s of World/International History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s at McMaster University, majoring in peace studies and sociology, and minoring in biology. My master’s research addressed the water politics of the Nile in relation to the Owen Falls Dam, now the Nalubaale Dam. As an undergraduate, I did an ethnography of rural water governance in Dodoma Region, Tanzania.