Staff Profiles

Prof. Christian John Makgala


Faculty of Humanities



Location: Block 217; Room 14
Phone: +267 3552189 and +267 71880583
Email Prof. Christian John Makgala

BA Humanities and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from University of Botswana; MPhil and PhD in African History from University of Cambridge

Christian John Makgala is a Professor of History and Political Economy, and comes from the small town of Morwa in the Kgatleng District of Botswana. He got BA and PGDE from University of Botswana, MPhil and PhD from University of Cambridge.

Professor Makgala, is the Editor of the Botswana Notes and Records journal since 2008.

For community service he has been a member of Botswana Society Board for more than 15 years. He is also a longstanding member of the Board of Phuthadikobo Museum in Mochudi. He occasionally gives keynote speeches cultural and historical events organised by different communities in Botswana.

African History; History of Botswana; International Relations, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy; African Diaspora; South Africa in the 20th Century; Medical History; Lesotho and Swaziland.

Colonial and post-colonial Botswana history; work ethic; democracy and political parties in Botswana; race relations in Botswana/South Africa; International Relations; liberation struggle in Southern Africa; monetary history of Botswana; refugees and illegal immigrants in Botswana/South Africa; witchcraft and magic; industrial relations and collective bargaining; Botswana national symbols; motor sport in Botswana; higher education (University of Botswana)

African History; History of Botswana; International Relations; postal service in Botswana; Botswana and liberation of Southern Africa; public media in Botswana; Access to Botswana National Archives by people living with disability;  

  1. Journal of African History;
  2. Journal of Southern African Studies;
  3. Journal of Contemporary African Studies;
  4. The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
  5. South African Historical Journal;
  6. African Historical Review;
  7. Journal of Higher Education in Africa;
  8. Journal of African Elections;
  9. New Contree;
  10. Botswana Notes and Records;
  11. Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies;
  12. BOLESWA Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy;
  13. Botswana Journal of Business;
  14. Crime and Justice International
  15. Lonaka: Journal of Learning and Teaching

In pursuit of academic excellence