Leiyo Singo

Junior Fellow


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth


Current Project

Sustainable Land Use Plans or Repertoires of Domination? Tracing Competing Visions of Bioeconomy in Tanzania.

Research interests:

Land and Natural Resources, Political Economy, African Politics

Geographical area:


Academic Vita

Prior to joining BIGSAS for my PhD, I worked as an Assistant Lecturer in the Political Science Department of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I taught courses in International Relations, The Politics of North-South Relations, Political Thought and Contemporary Politics in East Africa. Besides teaching I took part in research projects of which one is “Becoming Tanzanian: Former Burundian Refugees and the forging of citizenship in Tanzania”. The project aimed to examine the unfolding of citizenship among former Burundian refugees in Tanzania, who have been awarded national citizenship by the state. Among the outputs of the project is a journal article published in Migration and Society: Advances in Research (2018).

I hold an MA in Political Science and BA in Political Science and Public Administration, both from the University of Dar es Salaam.


Daley, P., N. Kamata & Singo, Leiyo (2018). Undoing Traceable Beginnings: Citizenship and Belonging Among Former Burundian Refugees in Tanzania. Migration and Society: Advances in Research Vol.1 . 22-35.

Singo, Leiyo (2014). Julius Malema: A Racist or a Nationalist?. African Review: Journal of African Politics, Development and International Relations Vol. 41 (2) . 260-271.