Jane Angar

Department and Institution: 
Political Science, UC Berkeley

Jane (Mango) Angar is pursuing her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests lie in the intersection of political violence and disability politics, focusing on how disability influences state consolidation, citizenship, and economic marginalization in former British colonies. Her dissertation project aims to delve into the history and institutionalization of disability rights movements within these regions, particularly in Africa. The project is based on interviews with disability rights activists and archival research in Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, and Sierra Leone. It additionally involves the creation of original data sets tracking the disability mainstreaming efforts of African governments to create a more inclusive and accessible environment for all their citizens.