Iva Peša

Iva PešaIva Peša is a historian and carries out research on frugal innovations in Africa, particularly on the Zambian and Congolese Copperbelts.

Iva conducted PhD research at Leiden University on the social history of Mwinilunga District in North-Western Zambia, resulting in a thesis titled ‘Moving along the roadside:  A social history of Mwinilunga District, 1870s-1970s’ (to be defended 23 September).

Within the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, which joins Leiden, Delft and Erasmus Universities, she will work on a theoretical framework and conduct research on the historical dimensions of frugal innovations. The focus will be on innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and local development. These themes will be worked out through a case study of water, electricity and housing on the Zambian and Congolese Copperbelts. Next to research, Iva is involved in organising conferences and in teaching activities.

I. (Iva) Peša
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Room number: 3A20
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Introduction : contributions to history
(2017)
J.B. Gewald; I. Peša
Editors: I. Peša; J.B. Gewald
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Magnifying perspectives : contributions to history : a festschrift for Robert Ross
(2017)
Editors: I. Peša; J.B. Gewald
Type of Publication: Book

Frugal innovation and development: aides or adversaries?
(2016)
P. Knorringa; I. Peša; A.H.M. Leliveld; C. van Beers
Type of Publication: Journal Article

The objects of life in Central Africa : the history of consumption and social change, 1840-1980
(2013)
Editors: R. Ross; M. Hinfelaar; I. Peša
Type of Publication: Book

Transforming innovations in Africa: explorative studies on appropriation in African societies
(2012)
Editors: J.B. Gewald; A.H.M. Leliveld; I. Peša
Type of Publication: Book
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'Introduction : contributions to history'
In: I. Peša; J.B. Gewald: 'Magnifying perspectives : contributions to history, a festschrift for Robert Ross', Leiden: African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL), 2017.

Magnifying perspectives : contributions to history : a festschrift for Robert Ross
I. Peša; J.B. Gewald (editors)
African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL), ASC occasional publications 26, 2017.
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The objects of life in Central Africa : the history of consumption and social change, 1840-1980
R. Ross; M. Hinfelaar; I. Peša (editors)
Leiden [etc.]: Brill, Afrika-Studiecentrum series 30, 2013.
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Transforming innovations in Africa: explorative studies on appropriation in African societies
J.B. Gewald; A.H.M. Leliveld; I. Peša (editors)
Leiden [etc.]: Brill, African dynamics 11, 2012.
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'Frugal innovation and development: aides or adversaries?'
in: European Journal of Development Research, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 143 - 153, 2016.

'Homegrown or imported?: frugal innovation and local economic development in Zambia'
in: Southern African journal of policy and development, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 15 - 25, 2015.
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