The seminar will focus on agency in Kongo society, exploring a complex state of social development in which legal, political, religious and visual systems motivate responses to and interpretations of Kongo cultural principles in the Atlantic world.
African Studies Centre
Please note that this seminar will take place in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, rather than the usual Pavilion Room.
Ambassador Zhong was born in 1950, in Jiangsu, China. After spent five years in a village in Danyang as a peasant, he was sent to study in Beijing Institute of Foreign Language in 1973.
Rhodes Professor of Race Relations
I joined the African Studies Centere in July 2017. I am a political scinetist and anthropologist. My research and teaching have focussed on the processes of the social mobilisation of interests and power, particularly as these manifest in and through ethnicity, nationalism, race and racialisation, culture, democratic politics and social thought. I have two doctoral degrees from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) and Cambridge (UK) - the latter as a Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar - and have taught at universities in Nigeria and the United States.
The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx), in association with St Edmund Hall, Christ Church College and St.
I joined the African Studies Centre in May 2017 as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. During my fellowship, I am working on a book project about art, death and memory in South Sudan. I have previously held research positions at the Open University, The British Institute in Eastern Africa and the British School at Rome.