The African Studies Centre is delighted to announce that Prof. Wale Adebanwi has been appointed Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and will be joining us in July 2017.
African Studies Centre
This project provides the first comparative historical analysis – local, national and transnational - of the Central African copperbelt, a globally strategic mineral region central to the history of two nation-states (Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)) and wider debates about the role of mineral wealth in development. The project is led by Dr Miles Larmer in Oxford and is funded by the ERC under the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.
I joined the African Studies Centre in December 2017. I am responsible for all non-teaching aspects of the centre ranging from Course administration, finance and buildings responsibility and event management. I also look after the centre's social media, publicity and events. I am in my final year of my Masters degree in Creative and Media Enterprises at the University of Warwick and my background is in law with an LL.B.(Hons) from the University of Derby with various arts and corporate events experience.
Sami Kent, MSc African Studies class of 2013-14, has produced a two-part documentary for the BBC World Service on African space programmes past and present, to be broadcast on 18 and 25 October 2016.
The African Studies Centre is delighted to announce that a book co-edited by MSc in African Studies alumna Janet Remmington has just been published.
Upon graduating last year, African Studies alumnus Will Smith went out and single-handedly raised money to found a unique initiative, an academy in Monrovia, Liberia that drew young people into school through football.