Jason Robinson

D.Phil History candidate


St. Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF, UK.

Phone: (+44) 07526190419  

E-mail:  jason.robinson(at)sant.ox.ac.uk


On the edge of History: small political parties and groupings in South Africa's Transition, 1990-1997

Zur Person

?since 2011 D.Phil History candidate, University of Oxford.
Thesis title:  On the edge of History: small political parties & groupings in South Africa’s transition, 1990-1997. Thesis Supervisor: Professor William Beinart. 

2010-2011 Master of Philosophy in African Studies, University of Cambridge. 

?2009-2010, Master of Arts in International Relations, King’s College London. 

?2005-2009, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and History, Trinity College Dublin.  


Research & Travel Funds Awarded: Beit Fund Travel Grant 2012; St. Antony’s College Travel Fund Award 2012; University of Cambridge, UAC of Nigeria Travel Fund Award; Fitzwilliam College Travel Award 2011.



Book Chapters:

‘On the edge of transition: minority parties and groupings in South Africa’s transition, 1990-1994’ (2013) in Andrews, Nathan, N. Ernest Khalema, Temitope Oriola, and Isaac Odoom (eds.). Africa Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-dimensional Discourses on ‘Development’ (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd.)

Book Reviews

Donald L. Donham. ‘Violence in a Time of Liberation: Murder and Ethnicity at a South African Gold Mine, 1994’ in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Volume 19, Issue 2, 2013.

‘Remembering John Marshall’/ ‘Bitter Roots: the ends of a Kalahari Myth’ (Documentary Educational Resources 2006;2010) in Journal of Southern African Studies Volume 39, Issue 1 (Feb. 2013);

Anthony Olorunnisola & Keyan G. Tomaselli (eds.) ‘Political Economy of Media Transformation in South Africa’ in Review of African Political Economy (Published online, Dec. 2012 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03056244.2012.738801 );

Karen Ferree ‘Framing the Race: the political origins of racial-census elections’ in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics Volume 18, Issue 4, 2012;

Pierre du Toit and Hennie Kotzé ‘Liberal Democracy and Peace in South Africa: the Pursuit of Freedom as Dignity’ in Politikon Vol. 39, Iss. 2, 2012;

Ciara Meehan’s The Cosgrave Party in Irish Literary Supplement Spring 2012;

Reviews for publication in 2013:

David Harris ‘Civil war and democracy in West Africa: conflict resolution, elections and justice in Sierra Leone and Liberia’ in African Affairs

Kirk Helliker & Tendai Murisa (eds.) ‘Land Struggles and Civil Society in Southern Africa’ in Journal of Modern African Studies

Philippe le Billon ‘Wars of Plunder: Conflict, Profits and the Politics of Resources’ in Civil Wars; Ruán O’Donnell ’Special Category: the IRA in English Prisons Vol. 1: 1968-78’ in Irish Historical Studies

(Pending confirmation in 2013): Stephen Ellis ‘External Mission: The ANC in Exile, 1960-1990’ in African Affairs

Conference Papers:

‘At Apartheid's end: Contesting the new South Africa, 1990-1997’ African Studies Association (ASA) Conference 2012, Marriott Hotel Downtown, Philadelphia ; 

‘On the edge of transition: minority parties and groupings in South Africa’s transition, 1990-1994’, University of Alberta African Studies Association (AFSA) Conference 2012;

‘Spoilers and Violence in the Irish Civil War’, Irish History Students Association Conference(IHSA) 2011, University College Cork; 

‘War without end: the Irish Civil War and the façade of peace’, Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Postgraduate Conference 2010, Queen’s University Belfast; 

‘The Revolution Lost: Divisions in the Cumann na nGaedheal party in the early 1920s’, IHSA Conference 2010, Trinity College Dublin;

‘Perception and Reality: Volunteer violence and militancy in Roscommon, 1919-21’, IHSA Conference 2009, NUI Maynooth.