Programme of Africa Research Day, Monday 16th March, at SOAS

Hello everyone,

We are very happy to announce the programme for AfNet’s annual event, the Africa Research Day 2015, taking place on Monday, 16th March at  the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Please circulate widely amongst PhD students and researchers who might be interested. The event is free and all are welcome. Further details can be found below and in the Africa Research Day Poster.

We look forward to seeing you,

The AfNet Team

Jin-ho, Sarah and Susana

Africa Research Day – The Brunei Gallery, SOAS

9.30am – 5pm | Monday 16th March 2015 

09.30 Registration
10.00 – 10.45 Keynote Address
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break (at the Brunei Gallery Main Foyer)
11.15 – 13.00 Morning Sessions
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch Break (at the Brunei Gallery Main Foyer)
14.30 – 16.00 Afternoon Sessions
16.00 – 17.00 Drinks (at the Brunei Gallery Main Foyer)

 *Tea-coffee is provided. Attendance is free. 

Keynote Address:

Professor Christopher Cramer, Department of Development Studies, SOAS


Panel I – Governance, Globalisation and Politics

  • Érika Melek Delgado (University of Worcester) – Liberated African Children in Sierra Leone in the Early Nineteenth Century
  • Kathryn Nash (SOAS) – Securing African Lives Through the State: Elite Conceptions of Security in the Immediate Post-Independence Period
  • Naomi Richman (SOAS) – Gender and Sexuality in Born-Again Nigeria
  • Portia Roelofs (LSE) – Good Governance and Accountability in Oyo State, Nigeria: What’s not to Love?
  • Stephen Bekoe (Royal Holloway) – To what extent has the Community Information Centre programme overcome the constraints of geographical peripherality/ social marginality in Ghana?

Panel II – Environment and Sustainability

  • Clement Oghoro (UCL) – A place of Dispute: Land, Oil resource and Governmentality in the Niger Delta
  • Elizabeth Haynes (Royal Holloway) – Linear Visions: decaying paper and living landscapes

Panel III – Culture and Arts

  • ·Katherine Young (Royal Holloway) – The Role of Hindi Film in Dagomba Popular Music: Exploring Ahmed Adam’s “Behi”
  •  Sharlene Khan (Goldsmiths) – Touching and Fondling the Black Body: The Significance of the Blackface Sign in Contemporary South African Visual Arts

Panel IV – Peace and Conflict

  • Jonathan R. Beloff (SOAS) – The Evolution of Rwandan Foreign Policy from genocide to Globalisation
  • Noga Glucksam (SOAS) – The politics of justice and the meaning of accountability: A discursive study of transitional justice in Liberia and Uganda
  • Omeni Akali (KCL) – Counter-Insurgency (COIN) in Nigeria: Doctrine, Operations and the Praxis
  • Rebecca Sutton (LSE) – How is the principle of distinction produced amongst interveners in the delivery of humanitarian assistance? A study of UN Integrated Missions in South Sudan, DRC, and CAR

AfNet 2014-2015 Coordinators: Susana Neves Alves (University College London), Sarah Howard (Goldsmiths), Jin-ho Chung (University College London)


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