Africa

Lori De Lucia

Lori De Lucia

Visiting Fellow Fall 2021, WIGH
Berensen Fellow, I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Spring 2022
Heinz Heinen Fellow at Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn University

Lori De Lucia is a historian who specializes in the history of slavery in the early modern Mediterranean, with a focus on networks connecting...

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Johannes Knierzinger

Johannes Knierzinger

Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019, WIGH
Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
Ablaye Diouf

Ablaye Diouf

Volkswagen Global Fellow 2017, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
PhD Candidate, Ecole Doctorale Etudes sur l’Homme et la Société (ET.HO.S), Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar-Senegal
Research Interests: Youth issues and youth employment in Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa; public policy related to vocational training; and sustainable... Read more about Ablaye Diouf

Pim de Zwart

WIGH Global Fellow
PhD Candidate in History, International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands

Pim de Zwart studied (economic) history at Utrecht University, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and the London School of Economics. He...

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Jean-Philippe Dedieu

Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (spring 2016). Research Fellow, Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences; Visiting Scholar, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University.

Research interests: African history; African migrations; world history; comparative politics; and historical and ethnographic methodology.

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ANTHRO 1812 - Cities of the Global South: Seminar

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2016

What do the sprawling cities of the global South tell us about the contemporary urban condition? How is urban space produced and experienced in an era of increased interconnectedness, but also of great inequality and instability? How does the view from the South change our understanding of urban forms and processes, especially when so much of the "South" seems to be located in the "North"? To address these questions we will explore urban lives and spaces across cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The course will include works in anthropology, geography, urban...

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AFRAMER 209B - Africa Rising? New African Economies/Cultures and Their Global Implications

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

In a story titled Africa Rising (2011), The Economist argued that the continent epitomizes both the "transformative promise of [capitalist] growth" and its bleakest dimensions. This workshop will explore Africa's changing place in the world - and the new economies, legalities, socialities, and cultural forms that have arisen there. It will also interrogate the claim that the African present is a foreshadowing of processes beginning to occur elsewhere; that, therefore, it is a productive source of theory about current conditions world-wide. The workshop, open to faculty and students,...

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Julio Decker

Julio Decker

WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Lecturer in North American History, University of Bristol, UK

Research interests: The transnational history of American and German colonial railways, 1884–1918.

Omar Gueye

Omar Gueye

Visiting Scholar, Fall 2017
WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Professor of History, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal

Research interests: Labor in postwar French West Africa; and social history in Africa.

Steven Serels

Steven Serels

WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

Research interests: Historical forces underpinning food insecurity among pastoralist communities residing along Africa's Red Sea...

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Jody Benjamin

Jody Benjamin

WIGH Graduate Research Fellow, 2013
Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside

Jody Benjamin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD from Harvard University in the...

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