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ODID Africa specialists to present at ASA 2016
ODID staff and students will be well represented at the African Studies Association's 59th annual meeting, which takes place 1-3 December in Washington DC.
The conference theme is ‘Imagining Africa at the Centre: Bridging Scholarship, Policy and Representation in African Studies’.
Two academics from the department will be presenting their research:
Robtel Pailey, Senior Research Officer at the International Migration Institute, will be speaking on 'Between Rootedness and Rootlessness: How Sedentarist and Nomadic Metaphysics Simultaneously Challenge and Reinforce (Dual) Citizenship Claims for Liberia' (1 December, 8:30 am, Roosevelt 5).
She is also a discussant on a panel on 'African Diasporas: Bridges to Home' (1 December, 2pm, Roosevelt 5).
Georgia Cole, Junior Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, will speak on 'Confronting the Dilemmas of “Policy-Irrelevant” Research in “Crisis” Situations' (2 December, 4 pm, Virginia C).
Six current and recently completed DPhils will also be presenting their work
Akin Iliwade: ‘“Rhodes Must Fall”, But for Whom? The Middle Class and the Epistemological and Policy Dilemmas of a Pan -Africanist Movement’ (2 December, 10:30 am, Virginia A)
Chloé Lewis: ‘Revisiting “the White Woman's Burden”: (Self-)Critical Reflections on Researching Sexual Violence in Eastern DRC’ (2 December, 4 pm, Virginia C).
Dan Hodgkinson: ‘Deep “Betrayal” in the Politics of Coalition: Zimbabwe's Government of National Unity and the 2009 Split in the Students' Movement’ (3 December, 2 pm, Roosevelt 1).
Zainab Usman (now a World Bank Young Professional): ‘The Successes and Failures of Economic Reform in Nigeria's Post-Military Political Settlement’ (1 December, 8:30 am, Washington 3).
Luisa Enria (now an ESRC Future Research Leader at the University of Bath): ‘Capitalising on Crisis or Imperative to Act? Reflections from the West African Ebola Outbreak’ (2 December, 4 pm, Virginia C).
Jean-Benoit Falisse (now Lecturer in African Development at Edinburgh University): ‘Ad Hoc “Political Analysts” and Moral Dilemma: Researchers and the Burundi Crisis’ (2 December, 4 pm, Virginia C).
Follow the event at #ASA2016.