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Densua Mumford

Assistant Professor

Dr. D. Mumford
+31 70 800 9921

Densua Mumford is Assistant Professor of International Relations. Her current research explores the institutional design of international organisations in the Global South and the foreign policy interests of African states.

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Densua Mumford is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. She completed her DPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford. Previously, she completed a Bachelor in Politics at the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Master in International Relations jointly awarded by the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Her research explores the international relations and foreign policies of African states. Within this general theme, she focuses on the role of regional organisations such as the African Union, ECOWAS, and SADC in the political and economic dynamics of the continent. Her previous projects have explained the creation and empowerment of regional parliaments such as the Pan-African Parliament from an institutional design perspective. Currently, she is investigating the discursive context of African regionalism. More broadly, her interests include Global IR, decolonial IR, and theories of international relations.

Academic Expertise

  • African International Relations
  • Global IR / Decolonial IR
  • International & Regional Organisations
  • Theories of International Relations


  • Political Research Design
  • Introduction to International Relations & Diplomacy
  • Introduction to Globalisation & Transnational Politics
  • International & Regional Organisations
  • Foundational Texts in World Politics
  • Global Challenges: Peace & Justice

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.14


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