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Centre of African Studies

Academics Visit Africa

The Centre of African Studies at SOAS ran the pilot project ‘SOAS Academics visit Africa’ in 2010 & 2011, funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation.

The project connected SOAS Academics who were planning to visit Africa with a University convenient to their research destination. The aim was to allow leading experts to share their latest research through a series of free lectures. This initiative supported knowledge transfer as well as building institutional links with African University staff and students.

Academics Visit Africa Lectures 

8th November 2011
“Leadership, Nationalism and National Liberation in African
Literature: Some Examples From Ayi Kwei Armah, Ama Ata Aidoo
and Others...". Ashesi University College, Ghana, Speaker Dr Kwadwo Osei - Nyame (SOAS Lecturer in African Literature).

20th September 2011
"Xhosa literary media: spoken and printed words", Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, speaker Professor Jeff Opland (visiting Professor of African Literature and Language).

11th August 2011
“Coetzee, the Cape & the Colonial Archive: Exploring Dusklands via Summertime”, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Speaker Dr Kai Easton (SOAS Lecturer in African Literature & Diaspora Studies).

12th April 2011
"Violence and Colonial Law in Southern Africa", University of The Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, Speaker Dr Wayne Dooling (SOAS, Senior lecturer in African History), 

7th April 2011
"The World Bank, NeoLiberalism and Development Research", University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, speaker Professor Ben Fine (SOAS, Department of Economics).

16th March 2011
"The Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions: Implications for US foreign policy in the Middle East and North African Region", University of Tunis, Speaker Dr Corinna Mullin (SOAS, Lecturer in Politics of the Middle East).

2nd December 2010
"Songs of Mobility and Belonging", University of Cape Town, Speaker Dr Angela Impey (SOAS, Music Department).

15th November 2010
"Steady like the Elephant", University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Speaker Dr Simona Vittorini (SOAS, Politics Department).

Dr Wayne Dooling; Photo: Gerda-Marie Viviers
Dr Wayne Dooling; Photo: Gerda-Marie Viviers