African Studies Centre

African Studies Seminar: Negotiating with China: African agency and challenges

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Ms Folashadé Soulé joins the African Studies evening seminars to discuss her latest paper entitled ‘Negotiating with China: African agency and challenges’. Her research challenges the assumption that African bureaucracies are passive in their relationship with China and she interrogates what can be learned from successful Africa-China projects’ negotiations.

 

Speaker(s): 
Folashadé Soulé

African Studies Seminar: Why is the Horn different

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

This talk ascribes the distinctive character of the Horn (taken to encompass Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland) firstly to its topography, and secondly to its place as the region least affected by colonial logics of state formation.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Christopher Clapham

Call for Papers: Researching Africa Day 2018

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.

Migration and the Ripple Effect: How Chinese Mobility Prompts African Mobility

Thursday, 16 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

Migratory movements of one population can induce and facilitate migratory practices of another population in unintended and unexpected ways. In this talk Miriam Driessen looks at how a growing flow of Chinese migrants to Ethiopia has spawned Ethiopian labour migration to the Middle East.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Miriam Driessen

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