Category: Visiting Researcher News

Lori De Lucia awarded several postdoctoral fellowships for her research on race and slavery in early modern Sicily and the wider Sahelian-Mediterranean world

Visiting Researcher Lori De Lucia has been awarded several postdoctoral fellowships pertaining to her research on race and slavery in early modern Sicily and the wider Sahelian-Mediterranean world. Through 2021-22, these include a fellowship at the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations at Harvard University, the Heinz Heinen Fellowship at the Bonn Center for Dependency […]

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“Land and the Mortgage: History, Culture, Belonging,” co-edited by Daivi Rodima-Taylor and Parker Shipton (forthcoming in January 2022)

The ASC Working Group on Land Mortgage is pleased to announce a new book, Land and the Mortgage: History, Culture, Belonging, co-edited by Daivi Rodima-Taylor and Parker Shipton (forthcoming in January 2022). The book argues that the mortgaging of land, a risky practice usually treated as just an economic and legal contract, needs a broader set of perspect

ASC Hosted Annual Faculty, Visiting Researcher and Affiliated Researcher Welcome Reception

We were delighted to welcome colleagues old and new to the African Studies Center for a reception on Oct 3. Faculty, staff, and visiting researchers shared the latest on their research and work across Africa, representing disciplines from art history to biology, international relations, technology studies, and beyond. We’re looking forward to seeing you at […]

Remembering Walter Sangree

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of our revered friend and colleague Walter Sangree, peacefully and surrounded by family, at home in Wellesley on Saturday, August 31st, at age 93, after a prolonged illness with cancer. Walter was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Rochester and a […]

Visiting Researcher Dr. Noel Twagiramungu Publishes New Paper

Dr. Noel Twagiramungu, recently published his first paper as a Visiting Researcher with the ASC.  From Nationalist Rebellion to Pan-African Liberation: A Theory of the Apartheid Endgame in South Africa, was published in International Relations and Diplomacy in December 2018.  Currently, Dr. Twagiramungu is a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations and African Politics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Dr. Tim Longman, Dr. Barbara Brown, and Adam Strom of Facing History publish Confronting Apartheid

After eight years of hard work, Dr. Tim Longman, Dr. Barbara Brown, and Adam Strom of Facing History have published Confronting Apartheid.  The new e-textbook discusses apartheid, the anti-apartheid movement, and its legacies. The Title VI funded resource will serve as a valuable text for secondary school teachers to use in the classroom. For more information, visit […]

Marc Sommers Co-authored Recently Released UN Population Fund Report

Congratulations to visiting researcher, Marc Sommers, who co-authored the recently released UN Population Fund Report, The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace, and Security. The study addresses the youth, peace, and security challenge that is embodied in UNSCR 2250. It describes the challenge, highlights the need for youth to be engaged as colleagues and partners in peacebuilding, […]

Visiting Researcher Obert Hodzi Announces Publication of Upcoming Book

Congratulations to visiting scholar, Obert Hodzi, on his upcoming book publication, The End of China’s Non-Intervention Policy in Africa! This book gives a compelling analysis and explanation of shifts in China’s non-intervention policy in Africa. Systematically connecting the neoclassical realist theoretical logic with an empirical analysis of China’s intervention in African civil wars, the volume highlights a […]