Comparative Experiences in Africanist PhD Education; a roundtable discussion

The roundtable examines various approaches to and experiences of PhD education in African Studies, and in Africa-related topics within non-African Studies settings. It draws on presentations by both PhD students and scholars from a range of international geographical and institutional contexts. In a consciously comparative perspective, it opens up debates about the histories, struggles and challenges around institutional structures, knowledge production, curricula, pedagogies, theory, research methods and more. There will be two panels: one with current or recently graduated Africanist PhDs, and the other featuring senior scholars engaged in PhD education and supervision.  

Among others, panelists will include: Ana Lúcia Sá (ISCTE, Lisbon), Stephanie Cawood (University of the Free State, South Africa), Victoria Syombua Muinde (Oslo University), Lisa Richey (CBS Copenhagen), and Abel Gwaindepi (Danish Institute for International Development and CAS Copenhagen.)  Amanda Hammar from the Centre of African Studies in Copenhagen will moderate the event.

This event concludes a closed workshop on Teaching Africa/Teaching African Studies, co-convened by Professor Amanda Hammar (Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen) and Dr Amber Reed (Spelman College, USA).

A reception will follow the roundtable.