This event marks twenty years since Hong Kong’s reunification with mainland China with a panel discussion between experts reflecting on the social, economic and political impact of the last two decades, and discussing what the anniversary means to people in Hong Kong, other parts of China and elsewhere. This event is organised by China Exchange and AAME and a part of the Being Human Festival. It will be led by AAME's Deputy Director, Dr Jinghan Zeng and discussants include As
Julia Gallagher will talk about her new research project on architecture and statehood in South Africa. This talk takes place at 12.00 in Founders, room FW101. All welcome. #JuliaGallagher #Africa #SouthAfrica #AfricanStateArchitecture
Thomas Stubbs will give a talk on his recent research on urban slums in Rwanda and Kenya. The talk is at 4.30pm in Founders Building, room FW101. All welcome. #ThomasStubbs #EastAsia #Kenya #Rwanda #slums #urbandevelopment
Next Wednesday, 18 October, there will be two research talks from AAME members. Julia Gallagher will talk about her work on architecture and statehood in South Africa at 12.00 and Thomas Stubbs will talk about urban slum development in Rwanda and Kenya at 4.30. Both talks take place in Founders, FW101. All welcome. Reading the South African state in its architecture, Julia Gallagher My current research project tries to read how a state works through a study of its buildings.
AAME is expanding! We are delighted to announce that we are being joined by two new colleagues. Cassilde Schwartz works on the politics of political protests, migration and informal institutions, in Latin America. Read more on Cassilde. Thomas Stubbs works on development, political economy and urban sociology in east Africa. Read more on Thomas. To reflect this expansion, AAME now becomes the Centre for Politics in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We are very
Emmanuel's doctoral research explores the extent of agency Africa enjoys in its foreign policy-making in the post-cold war era. He concentrates on west Africa, and Ghana is his cardinal case. He compare Nkrumah’s post-independence era and the fourth republic; unravelling the social, political, economic contexts and variables that can explain the respective foreign policy orientations. The intention is to contribute to the broader debate on African agency whilst examining the
Moudwe's doctoral thesis explores identity and politics of recognition in the making of the state in Chad. He looks specifically at how military interventions, in Mali and Nigeria, have provided an opportunity to the elites in Chad to reconceive their idea of statehood, and how they have engaged the population with that idea. Prior to joining Royal Holloway, Moudwe was a teaching fellow at the University of Doba, a public research institution in southern Chad. His teachings c