Alexander Thomson


    Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

    Research activity per year

    If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

    Personal profile


    My primary research interest is the diplomatic history of US relations with apartheid South Africa. I have published a number of books and journal articles on this topic, and I am currently working on a project integrating previously overlooked South African archive materials into the literature addressing this issue.

    Additionally, I also work with grassroots community groups in Zimbabwe who are seeking to gain a voice in this country’s transitional justice programme. In partnership with a local NGO, this project seeks to assess and facilitate understanding of transitional justice processes at the grassroots level, with a view to encouraging participation, and broadening the relevance of transitional justice initiatives in Zimbabwe.

    Research Interests

    Apartheid; Peacebuilding; Conflict resolution; Transitional justice; Conflict transformation; Peace and reconcilliation

    Vision Statement

    Transitional justice in Zimbabwe: My work with grass roots community groups in Zimbabwe seeks to use innovative methodologies looking beyond, and challenging, elite discourses and praxis on transitional justice in this country, helping create a more inclusive political transition.

    US foreign policy towards apartheid South Africa: My research on this topic engages the full range of available archive sources, including those located in South Africa. A more nuanced history has been the outcome of this more comprehensive approach to the archives.


    Dive into the research topics where Alexander Thomson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
    • 1 Similar Profiles