Presentation at the CrossArea Annual Conference: AFRICA’s ‘INFRASTRUCTURE GLOBALITIES’ Rethinking transnational practice from the Global South

Jana Hönke and Mia Yang had the pleasure to present the INFRAGLOB project and selected, preliminary research results at the CrossArea Annual Conference that was held in Bayreuth on 18 and 19 November. This year’s conference took place under the topic ‘Africa’s Entanglement in the World’. The CrossArea association is a German umbrella organization of…

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Call for book chapter contributions by African scholars – Brazilian, Chinese, and Indian infrastructure investments in Africa

This is a call for contributions to the edited volume Africa’s Infrastructure Globalities: Remaking Transnational Practices through South–South Relations?, organized by the ERC Africa’s Infrastructure Globalities (INFRAGLOB) project at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. The edited volume proposes to refine understandings about the management of Africa’s transnational infrastructure projects and business-society encounters within a framework…

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Jana Hönke’s talk at the event ‘Partnering with business to promote human security and the SDGs: comparative experiences’

Jana Hönke will speak at the event ‘Partnering with business to promote human security and the SDGs: comparative experiences ‘ hosted by LSE IDEAS and Universidad del Rosario, supported by LSE KEIF. She will reflect the limitation and risks of such collaborations, drawing, among others from her paper, ‘Transnational Clientelism, Global (Resource) Governance, and the…

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Eric Cezne’s PhD Dissertation (with cum laude distinction) is Available Online

We are excited to announce that on 1 April 2021, INFRAGLOB project member, Eric Cezne, has successfully defended his PhD dissertation ‘Assembling the South-South through Extraction: Mozambique and Brazil’s Mining Giant Vale S.A. amidst Multifaceted Tropical Connections across the South Atlantic’. Eric Cezne’s dissertation is now available online. To download and cite his work: https://research.rug.nl/en/publications/assembling-the-southsouth-through-extraction-mozambique-and-brazi Cezne,…

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Talk by Dr. Obert Hodzi on 24th February –”African Political Elites and the Making(s) of the China Model in Africa”

African Political Elites and the Making(s) of the China Model in Africa the Talk For the Research Colloquium of the Chair for Sociology of Africa, University of Bayreuth, we will have a special guest, Dr Obert Hodzi, Lecturer of Politics at the University of Liverpool (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/politics/staff/obert-hodzi/). He will be sharing with us his recently published…

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Call for Applications Student Assistants (20h or 40h/month), Deadline Extension(until 15 Feb 2021):

Call for Applications – Student Assistants (20h or 40h/month) for the ERC-INFRAGLOB project, Chair for Sociology of Africa We have extended the deadline to 15 February 2021! The Chair for Sociology of Africa (Prof. Jana Hönke) is offering positions for Student Assistants (20h or 40h/month) starting from April 1st, 2021 (or earlier). The positions are…

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Infraglob Workshop ‘Infrastructure Globalities. The Remaking of Transnational Practices in Africa’ will take place next week!

After months of preparation, we are happy to announce that the Workshop,’ Infrastructure Globalities: The Remaking of Transnational Practices in Africa’,  will take place next week (on 25th and 26th of November)!  Description and program of the workshop can be found here:  https://infraglob.eu/events-infraglob/ We would like to give special thanks to all the authors for…

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