International Conference on Land Governance & Future Challenges

The Infraglob team, represented by Jan Sänding, will participate in the International Conference on Land Governance & Future in Landau (Pfalz), Germany, on the 4th and 5th of June. The conference will be held at the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, with over a dozen scholars and young academics from diverse disciplines such as political science, geography, peace and…

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New article by Dr. Eric Cezne

The academic journal The Extractive Industries and Society has published an article by our associate researcher Dr. Eric Cezne together with Dr. Ana Saggioro Garcia from the Institute of International Relations, PUC-Rio, Brazil. The article “The rise and fall of Brazilian extractivism in Africa: Taking stock of Vale’s mining operations on the continent (2004-2022)” deals with the…

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Call for Applications: Student Assistant (20h/month)

The Chair for Sociology of Africa (Prof. Jana Hönke) is offering a position for a Student Assistant (20h/month) starting from January 1st, 2024. The position is part of the ERC-funded INFRAGLOB project (www.infraglob.eu), which examines governance practices and controversies over South-South investments in Africa. The advertised position has two thematic foci: first, conflicts around Chinese mining projects…

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INFRAGLOB Contributions to the Upcoming 16th EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Great news! Our contributions to the 16th EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations, taking place in Potsdam (5-9 September), have been accepted! The INFRAGLOB team will participate with the following contributions in the conference: Jan Sändig and Jana Hönke will present their paper ‘Going global, meeting resistance, changing practices? Chinese mining investments in Africa’ in…

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Looking back to the international workshop “Development Beyond Aid”

From 7th to 9th June 2023, we had the honor of hosting a thought-provoking international workshop on the topic “Development Beyond Aid: Financialization and Socio-Political Change in Africa’s Global Infrastructure” at the University of Bayreuth. Convened in a hybrid format by Prof. Dr. Jana Hönke (Chair for Sociology of Africa, INFRAGLOB, University of Bayreuth), Prof.…

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INFRAGLOB at the 14th Edition European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics

We are happy to share with you that the University of Bayreuth is currently hosting the 14th edition of the European Summer School for the Anthropology of Development and Social Dynamics. From May 23rd to 26th, PhD students from eight European universities present their research projects focusing on topics related to development and social change…

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