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African Ecologies: Reflections from a workshop


Late July 2023, fifteen early-career researchers from various parts of Africa gathered in Nairobi. They participated in the “African Ecologies” writing and mentoring workshop. This workshop took place at the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) and was co-hosted by the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, with funding from the British Academy. The workshop...

Call for Contributions: Intersectionality and Climate Justice in Eastern Africa


Call for Contributions to edited book volume: Intersectionality and Climate Justice in Eastern Africa Eastern Africa is acutely experiencing the climate crisis. From increasing dry seasons, heatwaves, drought, and food insecurity, to flooding and mudslides, for countries across the region, climate change is an issue of today not of tomorrow. With the majority of countries in...

New book by Dr Winnie Bedigen: Indigenous peacebuilding in South Sudan


LUCAS member, Dr Winnie Bedigen, is Lecturer in international development at the University of Leeds.  She recently published a new book, titled Indigenous peacebuilding in South Sudan: Delivering Sustainable Peace Through Traditional Institutions, Customs and Practices. The book explores the indigenous peace cultures of the major ethnic groups in South Sudan (Dinka, Nuer, Anuak and...

Call for Papers online workshop: "Intersectionality and Climate Justice in Eastern Africa"


Call for Papers: Intersectionality and Climate Justice in Eastern Africa Online Workshop, Wednesday 9 August 2023 The project "Gender, Generation and Climate Change" (GENERATE) in the School of Geography, together with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, is hosting an online workshop on 9 August 2023, for which we welcome proposals. Eastern Africa is...

New AEGIS website launched


  AEGIS – Europe’s dynamic association of African Studies, of which LUCAS is a member – has just launched its brand-new website. With a completely new interface and many new features, the site provides important updated information about: almost 40 AEGIS institutional members; 10 thematic Collaborative Research Groups; key African Studies events such as the...

British Academy funding for “African Ecologies” project


The British Academy has awarded funding to the University of Leeds to support African early-career researchers working on the timely and critical topic of African ecologies. The African Ecologies project will work with Africa-based early-career arts, humanities and social science researchers. The aim is to support them in developing their writing skills, preparing their work for publication,...

Call for Proposals: Writing and mentoring workshop on “African Ecologies”


The Leeds University Centre for African Studies and the British Institute in Eastern Africa are hosting an interdisciplinary writing and mentoring workshop on the theme of “African Ecologies”, to take place on 29-31 July 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop is aimed at Africa-based early-career researchers from across Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects, whose...

We are hiring: Lecturer in Global African Studies


LUCAS is currently recruiting a lecturer in Global African Studies. This is newly created permanent position that will help us to deliver on our strategic goals as an interdisciplinary centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds. We welcome applicants from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. You will be based in one...

African Scholars Contribute to Bible and Activism Conference at Leeds


LUCAS / LAHRI Virtual Research Fellow Dr Robert Kuloba Wabyanga (pictured) visited West Yorkshire in late January for a research event at the University of Leeds. Dr. Wabyanga is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Kyambogo University in Uganda. His travel was funded by a grant from...

Welcome to Dr Tendai Mangena as British Academy Global Professor


We are delighted to welcome Dr Tendai Mangena to the University of Leeds. On 1 February 2023, Dr Mangena is taking up a four-year Global Professorship position, awarded to her by the British Academy. Dr Mangena will be working on a project titled “Uncoupling Heteropatriarchy in African Feminism”. Using the experiences of unmarried Shona women...