Dr Tony Lemon is an Emeritus Research Fellow of the School of Geography and the Environment, and has held Visiting Fellowships and Lectureships at several universities in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He regularly visits southern Africa to research, lecture and give conference papers. He was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Department of Politics, Princeton University between February and June 2007.
Tony is the only overseas fellow elected to membership of the Society of South African Geographers and delivered the Serton Memorial Lecture at their biennial meeting in 2003. Tony is an editorial board member for Urban Forum (Transaction Publishers, Rutgers U.). He has evaluated applications for professional promotion in South African and US universities, and regularly evaluates research applications for South Africa's National Research Foundation.
Tony initiated a British Council-funded link between the geography departments of Oxford, Sussex and Rhodes University, South Africa (2002-2005).
Tony's spare-time interests include wine (he runs his college cellar) and, to counter this, walking and squash. He is also a Church of England Lay Minister in the Oxford diocese.
Dr Lemon's current research includes:
- desegregation and resource allocation in post-apartheid education;
- electoral geography and democratic consolidation in southern Africa;
- Indian identities in South Africa;
- Urban ethnic residential segregation / desegregation in South Africa; and
- Ongoing interests include South African foreign policy, trade relations and regional integration; small states, especially Lesotho and Swaziland.
Selected Research Projects
- Social geography of secondary school catchment areas in Cape Town
In collaboration with Dr Jane Battersby (University of Cape Town); Financial support from Oppenheimer Fund; (2005-2009)
- Democratic Consolidation in Southern Africa
- Indian minority identity and post-apartheid transformation in South Africa
Financial support from Oppenheimer Fund; (2002-2006)
Dr Lemon taught the 'People, States and Territory' part of the 'Territories, States and Identities' lecture course of the Preliminary Examination. He also taught the option courses 'South and Southern Africa' and 'Political Geography of the European Union' for the Final Honour School. He is the organising tutor for undergraduates at Mansfield, Merton, and Wadham Colleges.
Dr Lemon teaches an optional course on 'South Africa: Apartheid, African Politics and the Transition since 1948' for the MSc in African Studies.
- Lemon, A. (2016) 'Rhodes Must Fall': The Dangers of Re-writing History. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 105(2): 217-219.
- Lemon, A. and Battersby-Lennard, J. (2011) Studying together, living apart: emerging geographies of school attendance in post-apartheid Cape Town. African Affairs, 110(438): 97-120.
- Lemon, A. (2009) The political position of Indians in South Africa. Chapter 6 in, South Asians Overseas: Migration and ethnicity. Cambridge University Press. Paperback re-issue. pp. 131-148.
- Lemon, A. (2009) The general election in South Africa, April 2009. Notes on Recent Elections. Electoral Studies, 28: 642-673.
- Lemon, A. and Battersby-Lennard, J. (2009) Overcoming the apartheid legacy in South African schools. Geographical Review, 99(4): 517-538.
- Lemon, A. and Battersby-Lennard, J. (2009) Emerging geographies of school provision in Cape Town, South Africa. Geography, 94(2): 79-87.
- Lemon, A. (2008) Indian identities in the 'rainbow nation': responses to transformation in South African schools. National Identities, 10(3): 295-312.
- Lemon, A. (2008) Apartheid. In, V.N. Parillo (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Social Problems, 1: 52-54. Sage, London.
- Lemon, A. (2008) Redressing school inequalities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. In, Johnson, D. (ed.) The Changing Landscape of Education in Africa, Symposium Books, Oxford, pp.107-135.
- Lemon, A. (2007) Perspectives on democratic consolidation in Southern Africa: The five general elections of 2004. Political Geography, 26: 824-850.
- Lemon, A. (2007) Beyond Apartheid: New Directions in Southern Africa. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 98(4): 419-420.
- Lemon, A. (2005) Apartheid plus ten: South Africa's third open election. Electoral Studies, 24(2): 319-326.
- Lemon, A. (2005) Shifting geographies of social inclusion and exclusion: secondary education in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. African Affairs, 104(414): 69-96.
- Lemon, A. and Clifford, D. (2005) Post-apartheid transition in a South African small town: inter-racial property transfer in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. Urban Studies, 42(1): 7-30.
- Lemon, A. (2004) Apartheid and capitalism revisited. South African Geographical Journal, 86(2): 58-67.
- Lemon, A. (2004) Redressing school inequalities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies, 30(2): 269-290.
- Lemon, A. (2003) The rise and fall of Afrikaner ethnic political mobilisation, 1943-1999. South African Geographical Journal, 85(2): 147-154.
- Lemon, A. (2002) South Africa's internal boundaries: the spatial engineering of land and power in the twentieth century. In, Schofield, C., Newman, D., Drysdale, A. and J.A. Brown (eds.) The Razor's Edge: International Boundaries and Political Geography. Kluwer Law International, London. pp. 303-322.
- Lemon, A. (2002) The role of local government. Chapter 2, in S. Parnell, E. Pieterse, M. Swilling, and D. Wooldridge (eds.) South African Reconstruction: Making Developmental Local Governement Work. Juta, Cape Town.
- Gibb, R. and Lemon, A. (2001) Zimbabwe in crisis. Geography Review, 14(5): 24-29.
- Lemon, A. (2001) The General Election in South Africa, June 1999. Electoral Studies, 20(2): 331-339.
- Lemon, A. (2001) Urbanization strategy in the new South Africa: the role of secondary cities and small towns. In, de Wet, C. and Fox, R. (eds.) Transforming Settlement in Southern Africa. Columbia University Press, pp. 207-223.