15 December 2020

CERTIZENS: Certifications of Citizenship in Africa

The Centre of African Studies, in partnership with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University, Uganda, and the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, proudly hosts a new four-year research project entitled Certifications of Citizenship in Africa (CERTIZENS for short), funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  CERTIZENS focuses on the logics, political economies, policies and practices of different regimes of citizen classification, certification and identification and their inter-related effects on processes of state making, citizen making and life making in selected African contexts, with broader comparative considerations. It combines strong theoretical, empirical and policy-related dimensions and ambitions.  Led by former CAS director, Amanda Hammar, CAS researchers in the project team also include Assistant Professor Toke Møldrup Wolff, and PhD researcher Amanda Wendel Malm. The CERTIZENS Ghana project is coordinated by Dr Kojo Opoku Aidoo, and the CERTIZENS Uganda project by Dr Godfrey Asiimwe. More details about the content and structure of the project can be found be clicking here.