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

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

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, LUCAS is proud to announce the relaunch of our LUCAS PGR/PGT Student Network this December.

The network will be led by our two student representatives, Sally Osei-Appiah (PGR) and Rawan Mohamed (PGT), who have created a launch event for all postgraduate scholars of Africa in the Yorkshire region to get together, not only to network and meet other scholars in the district, but to develop and attend research based activities which help postgraduate students develop their skills further.

Our first event will feature an introduction from the LUCAS team, a brief discussion on what activities and opportunities students would like to see developed within our society, and most importantly, the opportunity to meet other scholars in the area.

Please note that you do not have to be a student at the university of Leeds to join this network, however we do require that you are a postgraduate student with an interest in research relating to Africa. Refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

A message from our representatives:

Dear all,

Just a quick email to introduce ourselves (Sally and Rawan) to you as your new LUCAS PGR representatives.

Sally is a third year PhD candidate at the School of Media and Communication. Her research investigates the linguistic and visual representation of West African women politicians. Her research areas include (gendered) political communication, African media and politics, gender studies and multimodal critical discourse studies.

Rawan is a PGT student at the School of History studying an MA in Race and Resistance. Her research interests include, race, gender humanitarianism and slavery.

In an effort to relaunch the LUCAS postgraduate student network, we’re planning a first welcome, introduction and brainstorm session for all postgrad students in Leeds with an academic interest in the study of Africa (its cultures and literatures, societies and politics etc.). We’re very interested in increasing membership of this group across the university and so as part of the relaunch, we’d be asking for your opinions / suggestions on how to make LUCAS more visible across the university and more relevant to you.

Please spread the word to all those researching Africa and bring your thinking caps along on the relaunch day!

If you have any questions, feel free to email any of us.

Rawan: ll14r7m@leeds.ac.uk
Sally: mesoa@leeds.ac.uk

All the best,

Sally and Rawan

If you wish to join the LUCAS student mailing list, please send an email to: African-studies@leeds.ac.uk
If you are not a student, but wish to join our general mailing list, please also send an email to african-studies@leeds.ac.uk to be added to the list.

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