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On 20th May, we have the eighth seminar in the Sadler series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. In this last seminar of the academic year, we will take stock of our conversations so far, identify emerging questions of common interests, and discuss how to further develop collaborative work in this area. We will specifically look…
On 29 April, we have the seventh seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. This seminar focuses on the theme “African Knowledges of Community and Belonging”, and the following three presenters will address this topic from their own PhD research projects: Sreya Datta (English): “Critical Affiliation in Sefi Atta’s Swallow: Female…
On 18 March, we have the sixth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the theme “African Knowledges of Water and Environment”, three presenters will give short presentations of their work in progress on understandings and issues of water and environment in African contexts: Anna Mdee (POLIS): “Customary and ‘Modern’…
On 18 February, we have the fifth seminar in the Sadler seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. Under the theme “African Knowledges of Cities”, three presenters will give short presentations of their work in progress on understandings of urban space and culture in African contexts: Benjamin Kirby (PRHS): “Urban knowledges and registers of knowability…
Seminar about “African Knowledges of Gender”, in the Sadler Seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”.
Introduction session of the seminar series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”. This is the first session of the Sadler Seminar Series “African Knowledges for Global Challenges”, supported by the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies. The series is convened by Professor Adriaan van Klinken, with Dr Brendon Nicholls, Dr Lisa Thorley,…
On Thursday 2nd May Dr Olly Owen 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 Legitimacy’. Abstract Nigeria is in the midst of a transition away from decades of oil-reliance and faces a future where the state…
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 crisis in Zimbabwe. The video quickly went viral and was soon being reported on by local and international news organisations. In the…
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 a study in a rural district town in Zimbabwe, where partisan actors control many of the economic opportunities available to young people;…
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 the Department of Politics’ Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York. He is also as affiliate with the University of…