Anne Bartlett

Convenor, International Studies Program
Associate Professor

Anne Bartlett has worked on Sudan, South Sudan and East Africa for over 18 years. Her research centers on a number of key areas: conflict, humanitarian crises, forced displacement and its impacts on land use, resource extraction and urbanization. Bartlett has conducted ethnographic research with the armed movements of Darfur to understand how human rights abuses, underdevelopment and lack of political recognition on the part of the government, impacted the uprising in the region. Other work in Nyala, Darfur, showed how war, the influx of IDPs and humanitarian aid impacted host communities in terms of the livelihoods, the morphology of the city and the landscape ecology of the surrounding area. Bartlett has also worked on cross-comparative projects between Nyala and El-Obeid, Kordofan, Sudan to understand the effects of conflict on labor markets

Recent research in conjunction with the UNHCR and World Bank aims to understand the impact of refugees on the host community in Kakuma camp, Kenya. As the site of one of the longest protracted displacement situations in the world, Kakuma camp has generated significant interaction effects between the refugees and their hosts, the Turkana people. The results of this project have recently been published in a World Bank/UNHCR report entitled “Yes in My BackYard: The Economics of Refugees and Their Social Dynamics in Kakuma, Kenya and in “Do refugee camps help or hurt hosts? The case of Kakuma, Kenya”, published in 2018 in the  Journal of Development Economics. Additional work in this area looks at remittance sending to refugees and the effects this has on refugee/host populations. It concludes that remittances from refugees have beneficial effects not only for the refugees themselves but also for the host communities around camps.

Professor Bartlett is the lead of a joint UNSW/Gulu University project on conflict drivers within the northern Uganda region. As part of this partnership, she is working on a project to establish village cooperatives (SACCOS) which will leverage the capacity of communities to lessen the negative impact of the charcoal trade and deforestation. She is also a recent recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant in 2018 that establishes a ‘Payment for Ecosystem Services’ project in Northern Uganda with the aim of creating cost effective and scalable ways through which behavior around deforestation can be changed.

Other recent projects include the effect of road building on the diffusion of conflict in South Sudan, the decision-making processes and levels of autonomy among street children who act as casual laborers in Kakuma camp, Kenya.

Bartlett was the chair of the United Nations hearing on the Darfur crisis, UN commission on Human Rights, 60th Session, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2004.She was President of the Sudan Studies Association from 2015-2017 and is currently Vice-President of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) and is co-editor of ARAS (The Australasian Review of African Studies).

Book Chapters
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Bartlett A, 2013, 'The city and the self: The emergence of new political subjects in London', in Deciphering the Global: Its Scales, Spaces and Subjects, pp. 221 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203941522
2013
Bartlett A; Clark TN, 2011, 'Measuring Political Change: The New Political Culture and Local Government in England', in Clark TN (ed.), The City as an Entertainment Machine: Research in Urban Policy, Lexington Books, USA, pp. 185 - 199, https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739124222/The-City-as-an-Entertainment-Machine
2011
Journal articles
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Bartlett A, 2020, 'Kenya’s Border Wall that Never Was', Peace Review, vol. 32
2020
Bartlett A, 2020, 'Dismantling the Deep State in Sudan', Australasian Review of African Studies (ARAS), vol. 41
2020
Munro PG; Bartlett A, 2019, 'Energy bricolage in Northern Uganda: Rethinking energy geographies in Sub-Saharan Africa', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 55, pp. 71 - 81,
2019
Alix-Garcia J; Walker S; Bartlett A, 2019, 'Assessing the direct and spillover effects of shocks to refugee remittances', World Development, vol. 121, pp. 63 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.04.015
2019
Munro PG; Bartlett A, 2019, 'Energy bricolage in Northern Uganda: Rethinking energy geographies in Sub-Saharan Africa', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 55, pp. 71 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.016
2019
Munro PG; Bartlett AL; Dhizaala JT; Laloyo SA; Oswin SO; Walker S, 2019, 'International fieldschool reciprocity: using a whole-of-university approach to create positive change in Northern Uganda', Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 38, pp. 1461 - 1474., http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1657071
2019
Alix-Garcia J; Walker S; Bartlett A, 2019, 'Assessing the direct and spillover effects of shocks to refugee remittances', World Development, vol. 121, pp. 63 - 74,
2019
Alix-Garcia J; Walker S; Bartlett A; Onder H; Sanghi A, 2018, 'Do refugee camps help or hurt hosts? The case of Kakuma, Kenya', Journal of Development Economics, vol. 130, pp. 66 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2017.09.005
2018
Bartlett AL; Dhizaala JT, 2018, 'Post-Conflict Capitalism in Northern Uganda', Peace Review, vol. 30, pp. 168 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2018.1458945
2018
Bartlett A, 2016, 'Conflict Extractivism in Darfur's Gold Mines', Peace Review, vol. 28, pp. 46 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2016.1130378
2016
Alix-Garcia J; Bartlett A, 2015, 'Occupations under fire: The labour market in a complex emergency', Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 67, pp. 687 - 714, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpv006
2015
Alix-Garcia J; Bartlett A; Saah D, 2013, 'The landscape of conflict: IDPs, aid and land-use change in Darfur', Journal of Economic Geography, vol. 13, pp. 589 - 617, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbs044
2013
Alix-Garcia J; Bartlett A; Saah D, 2012, 'Displaced Populations, Humanitarian Assistance and Hosts: A Framework for Analyzing Impacts on Semi-urban Households', World Development, vol. 40, pp. 373 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.06.002
2012
Bartlett A; Alix-Garcia J; Saah DS, 2012, 'City Growth Under Conflict Conditions: The View from Nyala, Darfur', City and Community, vol. 11, pp. 151 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6040.2012.01396.x
2012
Bartlett A; Kuperus G; Oele M, 2009, 'Aesthetic Sensibility and Political Praxis', Radical Philosophy Review, vol. 12, pp. 137 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/radphilrev2009121/210
2009
Bartlett A, 2008, 'The power to name in Darfur', Peace Review, vol. 20, pp. 149 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402650802068028
2008
Bartlett A; Kuperus G; Oele M, 'Aesthetic Sensibility and Political Praxis', Radical Philosophy Review, vol. 12, pp. 137 - 155,

Research Collaboration Award (2018) UNSW, Sydney. 

Faculty Service Award Recipient, University of San Francisco, June 2010

ARC Discovery Grant DP190103742 (2018) $579,000. “Improving payments for ecosystem services efficacy: experiments in Uganda” (with Dr. Sarah Walker, Prof Jennifer Alix Garcia and Prof Volker Radeloff). 

UNSW (2018) Business School Small Research Grant: $25,000 (with Sarah Walker and Paul Munro)

UNSW (2017) Institute for Global Development Grant (Conflict Resurgence and the Governance of Peace in Northern Uganda): $93,100

UNSW (2016) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Small Grant. (Street Children in Kakuma: Towards an Understanding of the decision-making processes involved in child labor: $7,500 

USF (2008) Jesuit Foundation Grant (Economic Geography of Darfur): 5,000  

 

Bartlett A, 2020, Coronavirus in Africa: A Complex Reality, https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/social-affairs/coronavirus-africa-complex-reality
2020
Bartlett A, 2020, Female Circumcision: Why Bans are no Panacea, https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/social-affairs/female-circumcision-why-bans-are-no-panacea
2020
Bartlett A; Walker S; Alix-Garcia J, 2020, Refugee Camps Can Benefit Local Communities, https://needelegation.org/blog/refugee-camps-can-benefit-local-communities/
2020
Bartlett A, 2016, Markets, Minerals and Mayhem in Darfur, Oxford Research Group, Oxford UK
2016
Bartlett A, 2013, The Dirty Hand of Qatar in Sudan's Conflicts, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://sudantribune.com/spip.php?article47023
2013
Bartlett A, 2012, South Sudan and the Logic of Extraction, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article43941
2012
Bartlett A, 2012, Understanding State Sponsored Violence in Sudan, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/Understanding-state-sponsored,42193
2012
Bartlett A, 2011, "Chaos and Displacement for Darfurians on the Libya Border”, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://sudantribune.com/Chaos-and-Displacement-for,40135
2011
Bartlett A, 2010, “Stop the Humanitarian Blockade of Jebel Marra, Darfur”, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/Stop-the-humanitarian-blockade-of,34388
2010
Bartlett A, 2010, A Final Move to Exterminate the People of Darfur, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://sudantribune.com/spip.php?article34013
2010
Bartlett A, 2009, On Saving Darfur and … Africa in General, https://www.sudantribune.com/On-Saving-Darfur-and-Africa-in,30783
2009
Bartlett A, 2009, On Saving Darfur and … Africa in General, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/On-Saving-Darfur-and-Africa-in,30783
2009
Bartlett A, 2009, “Diversionary Tactics on Darfur”, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article32530
2009
Bartlett A, 2009, A New Plan for Darfur, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article30031
2009
Bartlett A, 2008, Reframing the Darfur Crisis, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article25619
2008
Bartlett A, 2008, The Value of ICC Action on Darfur, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article27896
2008
Bartlett A, 2008, Darfur: Truth or Fiction?, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article27523
2008
Bartlett A, 2008, Darfur: Why Insecurity by Proxy has to Stop, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article26845
2008
Bartlett A, 2007, Darfur: A Case of Diplomacy without Substance, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article24528
2007
Bartlett A, 2007, Darfur and the Genocide Glitterati, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article20334
2007
Bartlett A, 2006, Darfur: Back to Business as Usual, Sudan Tribune, Paris, France, https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article15555
2006
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