Nicki Kindersley holds a PhD in History from the University of Durham, and was a research associate in the History and Politics Faculties at the University of Cambridge. She currently teaches at the University of Cardiff. She specialises in the history of migration, political economy and armed labour in South Sudan and its borderlands. She runs several research projects with colleagues at the Universities of Juba and Khartoum and with RVI on the South Sudan Customary Authorities Project, South Sudan National Archives Project, and the X-Border Local Research Network. Nicki was the RVI representative in Juba in 2011-20112 and was instrumental in formalising RVI’s work with the South Sudan National Archives.