February 11, 2016

Fellows Meet in Lusaka, Zambia for Skill-building Workshop

Lusaka, Zambia—Twenty-five Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa fellows met in Lusaka at the start of the new year to continue honing their research skills and refining their dissertation topics under the supervision of senior African faculty serving as workshop mentors. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Southern African Institute for Policy and [Read More]

November 10, 2015

Yusuf Serunkuma, Next Gen Fellow, Presents at The Africa Workshop at Columbia University

New York, New York—Yusuf Serunkuma, a 2014-2015 Dissertation Proposal and 2015-2016 Dissertation Research Fellow of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program, will present his recent work on Somaliland identity and nationalism through poetics at the Africa Workshop held at Columbia University on November 16th, 2015. He will present a paper entitled, ” De-Imagined [Read More]

September 21, 2015

Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge, September 24-26

The Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-Asia), founded in October 2012, will hold the inaugural meeting in Accra, Ghana on September 24-26. Sixty years after the Bandung conference, in which heads of African and Asian states gathered at the invitation of Indonesia’s President Sukarno, the 2015 Accra meeting is set to reflect the considerable changes that [Read More]

August 7, 2015

Fellows Meet in Addis Ababa for Workshop, Stopping at the African Union Along the Way

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program held its seventh workshop from July 13-17, 2015. The workshop took place in partnership with the Institute for Peace and Security Studies of Addis Ababa University.  Thirty-five  fellows of the 2015-2016 cohort were in attendance for the workshop. While some fellows had participated in prior workshops, [Read More]

April 3, 2015

Next Generation Social Sciences Selection Committee Meeting Held, New Fellows Chosen

New York, New York— The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program met on March 19th-20th in the Brooklyn offices of the Social Science Research Council to convene the final meeting of their application process. The Advisory Board, who also serves as the Selection Committee, was in attendance and chose 38 fellows for the [Read More]

March 10, 2015

John Comaroff Delivers Lecture on Method and Theory to 2015 Proposal Development Fellows in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa—In January 2015, the Next Generation Social Sciences Program partnered with the University of the Western Cape’s Center for Humanities Research to host fellows working on dissertation proposals. The workshop featured a series of lectures from leading researchers in South Africa, each proposing means of charting new avenues to identify important research [Read More]

August 25, 2014

Director of Next Gen Program to Moderate Inaugural State of Education in Africa conference at the Ford Foundation

New York, New York— Thomas Asher, Director of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program, is scheduled to moderate a panel discussion at the inaugural annual State of Education in Africa conference at the Africa-American Institute on September 9, 2014 at the Ford Foundation on 320 East 43rd Street, New York. Thomas Asher will moderate [Read More]