Researching Africa/Democracy Day
- Wednesday 11 October 2023 (10:00-18:00)
All are invited to a day of researching Africa and the study of democracy at the University of Birmingham, 10:00am to 6:00PM on 11 October 2023.
Co-organized by IDD, CEDAR, DASA and the Midlands African Studies Hub (MASH), the day starts with a PhD workshop on the risks and opportunities of researching politics (and democracy) in challenging contexts and ends with a talk and book launch by two highly respected colleagues who are visiting us especially for this event, Nicolas van de Walle of Cornell University, and Lise Rakner of the University of Bergen.
We look forward to seeing you there!
10:00-12:30 Main Campus, Muirhead Tower, Room 118
- PhD Workshop: The risks and opportunities of researching politics (and democracy) in challenging contexts
- Lise Rakner (Uni Bergen); Nicolas van de Walle (Cornell Uni); Emeka Njoku (Uni Birmingham) Gabrielle Lynch (Uni Warwick); Nic Cheeseman (Uni Birmingham); Petra Alderman (Uni Birmingham); Gordon Crawford (Uni Coventry); Bizuneh Getachew Yimenu (Uni Birmingham)
- All PhD students welcome. To participate email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1:00-3:00 Main Campus, Arts Building, Room 315 (Room TBC)
- DASA Talk: Hooyo: Housing, motherhood, and racial trauma in Birmingham’s Somali community
- Dr Nikita Simpson (SOAS) and Suad Duale (Psychotherapist, Marston Wellbeing)
3:30-5:00 Main Campus, Alan Walters Building, Room G11 (Lecture Theatre 2)
- IDD & CEDAR talk: Ethnic parties in a democratizing Africa
- Lise Rakner (University of Bergen) Nicolas van de Walle (Cornell University)
- … and Book Launch for DemocraHc Backsliding in Africa? (OUP 2023)