Scholars of African descent have increasingly contributed to the growing body of knowledge on African migratory flows, even though Africans have often been depicted as ‘objects’ rather than ‘subjects’ of scholarly inquiry. In this seminar series, we ‘reverse the gaze’ by showcasing cutting edge research conducted by African scholars who examine migration to, through and from Africa.
From early career researchers to more established academics, the presenters in our series demonstrate the geographical diversity of African migration patterns by showcasing how Africans on the move are part and parcel of broader processes of social, political and economic development across the continent and beyond. In doing this, they prove that 'Africans have always produced knowledge about their continent, even though their contributions have been "preferably unheard" in some cases and "deliberately silenced" in others' (Pailey, 2016).
Location and logistics
Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 13:00-14:00 in Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB. Registration is not required; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
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Hilary term seminars
Madeleine Wong, St. Lawrence University
Olivette Otele, Bath Spa University
Antony Otieno Ong’ayo, University of Utrecht and Tilburg University
Peter Kankonde Bukasa, University of the Witwatersrand and University of Notre Dame
Dominic Pasura, University of Glasgow
Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, University College London
Geraldine Adiku, University of Oxford
Bilisuma B. Dito, Maastricht University