STREAM: Addressing Inequality: New Forms of Welfare, Social Protection and Citizenship in Africa

STREAM: Addressing Inequality: New Forms of Welfare, Social Protection and Citizenship in Africa

After three decades of structural adjustment and amid widening inequality and a growing recognition that poverty-alleviation programmes have largely failed, we are currently …

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STREAM: Illicit financial flows and Africa’s development

STREAM: Illicit financial flows and Africa’s development

This stream will explore the impacts on illicit financial flows from Africa on the development of Africa. Amongst other themes …

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STREAM: Political Legitimacy and ‘Customary’ Rule in Local African Contexts

STREAM: Political Legitimacy and ‘Customary’ Rule in Local African Contexts

Scholarship on African politics has often focused on national-level states-people and elections. Instead, this stream will examine how local leaders …

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STREAM: ‘The Political Economy of Development in Africa: Domesticating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

STREAM: ‘The Political Economy of Development in Africa: Domesticating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The domestication of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become a key issue and action across the globe. Yet, in …

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STREAM: Raising Children in Times of Hardship

STREAM: Raising Children in Times of Hardship

Raising children is a significant challenge. Throughout their child-rearing career, most parents/guardians are, at some stage, confronted with the very …

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STREAM: AFRICAN FEMINISMS

STREAM: AFRICAN FEMINISMS

This stream aims to explore the intersectionality of African feminisms. Panels may include themes such as women’s rights, gender and …

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STREAM: Gender and Sexuality

STREAM: Gender and Sexuality

Within African Studies, the concepts of “gender” and “sexuality” have followed complex and sometimes contradictory trajectories that are only partially …

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STREAM: Women and the Environment in the African Arts

STREAM: Women and the Environment in the African Arts

Cultural concepts, attitudes and behavioural patterns are embedded in African arts. In African philosophy, the earth takes on feminine attributes. …

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STREAM: Navigating and Negotiating Marriage

STREAM: Navigating and Negotiating Marriage

Convened by: Benjamin Lawrance ( University of Arizona), Kate Skinner (University of Birmingham) This stream focuses on the ways in …

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STREAM: Slavery and Marriage in African Societies

STREAM: Slavery and Marriage in African Societies

Stream organisers: Benedetta Rossi (University of Birmingham, UK) and Joel Quirk (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa). In what ways have …

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