Nine academics and students to present at ECAS7 in Basel

Posted:
28 June, 2017

Nine ODID academics and students will present papers at the 7th European Conference on African Studies, which takes place in Basel on 30 June to 1 July.

Professor Jocelyn Alexander is convening a panel titled ‘Identity and Soldiering: Making armies in southern Africa’ with JoAnn McGregor of the University of Sussex.

The panel includes two papers by ODID DPhil students:

‘Military Cultures in Apartheid South Africa's Security Forces: Comparison of Three Units Consisting of Black Namibian and Angolan Soldiers’ by Lennart Bolliger

‘A Legacy Ignored: Black Veterans of the Rhodesian African Rifles’ by Marc Howard

Professor Alexander will also present a paper titled ‘Adelante! Cuban trainers, Zimbabwean soldiers and military identities in Angola’ with JoAnn McGregor.

DPhil student Arnold Chamunogwa is convening a panel on ‘Everyday Citizenship: entanglements of state power, space and citizenship in contemporary Africa’ with Rudo Mudiwa of Indiana University.

He will also present a paper on ‘The constructions of "patriots" and "sell-outs" and the remaking of political order on commercial farmlands in Zimbabwe’ as part of the panel.

Other papers being presented include:

  • ‘Tactical diasporas: African migrants finding a place in Lusaka’ by Associate Professor Oliver Bakewell
  • ‘Meritocracy in a “patriotic” era: Protest, politics and degree certificates among Zimbabwean student activists, 2000-2016’ by DPhil Dan Hodgkinson
  • ‘Do Nigerian voters welcome vote-buying?’ by DPhil Sa'eed Husaini.
  • ‘The Other Property Ladder: taxation and the construction of analogue property rights in Lagos’ by ESRC Future Research Leader Olly Owen with Tom Goodfellow of the University of Sheffield.
  • ‘Liberia, Ebola and the Pitfalls of State-building: Reimagining Public Authority 'Inside' and 'Outside' the Post-War State’ by Senior Research Officer Robtel Neajai Pailey.

Find out more about the conference.

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