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]

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]

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 5, 2014

2014-2015 Next Gen Africa Workshop held in Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana— The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program held its fifth skill-building workshop in Accra, Ghana in support of the 2014-2015 Next Gen fellows. The event took place July 21st-25th and is a crucial component of the Next Generation Social Sciences program model. Workshops allow fellows to participate in an international network composed [Read More]

July 28, 2013

Hauwa Ibrahim Presents on Social Justice and Shariah Law

Accra, Ghana—Hauwa Ibrahim, a Nigerian attorney renowned for her successful defense of women condemned to death in shariah law courts and recipient of the European Parliament’s 2005 Sakharov Prize, spoke to fellows about the bridging of research and social justice advocacy. In her keynote address to fellows convened at one of two annual workshops, she presented her strategies [Read More]