At the end of August Professor Rachel Murphy delivered an invited key note talk at the Thirteen International Conference of Chinese Agriculture and Rural Development (ICARDC XIII) on the role of parental migration in driving China’s a
SIAS is delighted to announce that Timothy Power and Philip Robins have successfully completed the Recognition of Distinction exercise and are now full professors.
Paul Chaisty has been awarded funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme to support research on How Russians Make Sense of Politics: A 2018 Russian Presidential Election Study.
Barbara Harriss-White’s fieldwork on the social relations of a small-town waste economy in South India is finally seeing the light of day: “Formality and informality in an Indian urban waste economy", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 37 Issue: 7/8, pp.417-434,2017
Conference: 26-28 January 2018, University of Oxford
Deadline for the submission of proposals: 15 September 2017
Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)
Viola Rothschild (MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies, 2016-17) has been awarded the Ko Prize for best MSc dissertation for "Chuang Shijie 闯世界” (Taking the World by Storm): African Student-Entrepreneurs in Greater Zhejiang Province" (abstract below).
A day and a half workshop and roundtable for UK Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers in the Humanities, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, 27th and 28th October 2017
African Studies Beyond the Binary: Critical Encounters at the Intersection
Researching Africa Day is a conference for graduate students, and abstract submissions are welcome from graduate students only.
Saturday 3 March 2018. St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
Abstract submissions are due by midnight of Friday 19 January 2018. Abstracts may vary between 150 and 350 words, and be attached as a PDF or Microsoft Word document. The document should specify the applicant’s university, full name, email address and the topic or topics to which they think the paper would best belong. They should be submitted to RADOxford2018@gmail.com.
On Thursday, 16th November 2017 we were joined by David Brown (Oxford), who gave a seminar entitled 'African Studies Seminar: The Social Dimensions of Land Rights Reform in Liberia'.
SIAS can only submit a maximum of three applications to this call so we are introducing an SIAS internal selection process, any interested candidates need to meet the deadlines below:
SIAS intention to apply by: Monday 1st August at the very latest
A number of our students have been involved in Rhodes Must Fall Oxford, a student-led movement to decolonise the space, the curriculum, and the institutional memory at Oxford University.
Social scientists have assessed the fast expansion, and commercialization, of Chinese education under market reforms sincethe late 1970s, and have delved specifically into the quality of vocational school teaching and classroom learning.
Another interview with Barbara Harriss-White to mark International Women's Day appears on page 2 of the New Indian Express (Mon 7 March) under the title "Oxford Prof's Tryst with Arni That Sparked a Lifelong Romance".