Africa Research Day, 29 April, Brunei Gallery, SOAS

Posted: April 18, 2013 by zm2vpd in Uncategorized


Africa Research Day 2013


University of London


Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS


Monday 29 April 2013








9:30-9:45 Opening Address:



Professor Richard Fardon, Head of Doctoral

School, SOAS-University of London



9:45-11:15 Panel 1:



Interdisciplinary research in Development contexts

Chair: tbc



Christian Laheji (LSE, Anthropology):


rationales and Islamic revival in northern Mozambique




Janna Miletzki (LSE, Human Geography):

Effect of

current refugee policies in Tanzania




Kevin Deane (SOAS, Economics):

Exploring the

relationship between population mobility and HIV risk:


Insights from interdisciplinary PhD fieldwork in







Pritish Behuria (SOAS, Development Studies):


Invoking ‘Anti-Discipline’: Snowballing and Stumbling

through Fieldwork in Rwanda


11:15-11:30 TEA BREAK


11:30-1pm Panel 2:



Researching Violence and Personal Narratives

Chair: Dr Zoe Marriage, Development studies, SOAS



Donald Kuira Maingi (Birkbeck, History):


Narrative After Kenya’s Elections 2013




Gauthier Marchais (LSE):

The importance of honesty,

humour and friendship in doing research in Conflict


zones (Eastern Congo)




Samer Abdelnour (LSE, Management):


Reduce Rape’: Darfur Advocacy and the Global Panacea





Pamela Nzabampema (Bradford, Peace, Security &





Access to Justice and Security in South

Kivu: Ethical Dilemmas & Practical Issues of


Researching in a Conflict-prone Environment




1pm-2pm LUNCH


2pm-3pm Panel 3:



Research Methods: Music & Ethnography

Chair: Siham Rayale (PhD student, SOAS)



Cecile Bushidi (SOAS, History):

Researching Dance in

Africa: ethics, constraints and possiblities





Gemma Jones (LHSTM, Anthropologies of African





Hustling in the village: rural

predictabilities, tensions and the flow of life in Western






3pm-3:15pm Closing Remarks


The event is open to all University of London Research students as well as any other

member of staff. For more information and RSVP contact:




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