African Studies Centre

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

Miles Tendi

Associate Professor in African Politics

I joined the African Studies Centre in 2017-18. My post is a joint appointment with the Department of Politics and International Relations. I held a Departmental Lectureship in the Oxford Department of International Development (QEH) from 2011 to 2017, before transferring to African Studies.

 

Horn of Africa: Ordering the security arena: peace and conflict in the world’s most failing states

Tim Glawion (GIGA, Hamburg)
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 17:00
Seminar Room, African Studies Centre, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford

The Central African Republic, Somalia, and South Sudan share the dubious honour of being ranked the world’s ‘most fragile states’ according to the last four years of the Fragile States Index.

Speaker(s): 
Tim Glawion (GIGA, Hamburg)

African Studies Seminar: Book Launch 'Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour and Public Transport in an African Metropolis'

Taken for a Ride
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Book launch:  Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Matteo Rizzo, SOAS, Department of Development Studies.

 

Speaker(s): 
Matteo Rizzo (SOAS)

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