Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

Leeds University Centre for African Studies
c/o POLIS, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 343 5069
african-studies@leeds.ac.uk

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski
R.Borowski@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Olly Owen - Tax Reform in Nigeria– Oil, Transition and Legitimacy

Date: 2/5/2019 | Time: 4.00pm5.30pm

Time: 16:00 Location: Baines Wing SR 1.16 On Thursday 2nd May Dr Olly Own will be visiting us from the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford to deliver his research paper ‘Tax Reform in Nigeria– Oil, Transition and Read more »

Dr George H. Karekwaivanane - ‘We are not just voters, we are citizens’: Social Media, the #ThisFlag Campaign, and Insurgent Citizenship in Zimbabwe

Date: 21/3/2019 | Time: 4.00pm5.30pm

Time: 16:00 Location: Baines Wing SR 1.15 Abstract On 19 April 2016, a day after Zimbabwe’s independence day commemorations, a young clergyman, Pastor Evan Mawarire, posted on his Facebook page an anguished monologue about the deepening economic, social and political Read more »

Dr Majorke Oosterom - The Spectrum of Violence and Non-Violence: Youth and Social Navigation of Economic Opportunities in Zimbabwe

Date: 7/3/2019 | Time: 4.00pm5.30pm

Time: 16:00 Location: Baines Wing SR 2.166 In this seminar Marjoke Oosterom will speak about the perceptions of ‘violent youth’ in Africa and recent youth involvement in urban protest in Zimbabwe in particular. She will then discuss the findings of Read more »

Dr Luisa Enria - The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State: Youth, Labour and Violence in Sierra Leone

Date: 21/2/2019 | Time: 4.00pm6.00pm

Baines Wing SR, 2.16 Book Presentation: The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State: Youth, Labour and Violence in Sierra Leone High youth unemployment is seen as a major issue across Africa and globally, not solely as a source of Read more »

Dr Gabrielle Lynch - book launch of Performances of Injustices: The Politics of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Kenya (Cambridge University Press)

Date: 21/2/2019 | Time: 12.00pm

Time: 16:00 Location: Baines Wing SR 1.15 Abstract Following unprecedented violence in 2007/8, Kenya introduced two classic transitional justice mechanisms: a truth commission and international criminal proceedings. Both are widely believed to have failed, but why? And what do their Read more »

Dr Alan Msosa - Human Rights and Sexualities in Malawi

Date: 7/2/2019 | Time: 4.00pm5.30pm

Time: 16:00 Location: Baines Wing SR 1.06 The Leeds University Centre for African studies is delighted that Dr Alan Msosa will join us as the first speaker in our semester 2 seminar series. Alan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Read more »

LUCAS Conference - Contemporary Africas, Creative Africas: Conceptual and Methodological Advances in African Studies, 4-5th April 2019

Date: 10/1/2019 | Time: 12.00pm

Location: Baines Wing SR, 1.06 How does one make sense of Africa – as a place and an idea – today? How should we study the dynamics in African societies and cultures as part of our constantly shifting world with Read more »

Leeds University Centre for African Studies PGR/PGT Student Network Relaunch Event Wednesday 12th December 2018

Date: 12/12/2018 | Time: 3.00pm5.00pm

Date: Wednesday 12th December 2018 Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm Venue: Baines Wing G.37 The Leeds University Centre for African Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Leeds with academics hailing from a range of disciplines. This year, Read more »

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