New paper out now: Liminally Positioned in the South: Reinterpreting Brazilian and Chinese Relations with Africa

We are very happy to share with you the exciting news that the paper “Liminally Positioned in the South: Reinterpreting Brazilian and Chinese with Relations with Africa” by INFRAGLOB team members Jana Hönke, Eric Cezne and Mia Yifan Yang has been published online in Global Society. The paper is open access and can be accessed free…

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Upcoming: Talk of Jana Hönke on “Africa’s Multiple Globalities: Chinese Companies and Practices of Securing Economic Infrastructure”

We are happy to share with you that INFRAGLOG researcher Jana Hönke will give a talk on the topic of “Africa’s Multiple Globalities: Chinese Companies and Practices of Securing Economic Infrastructure” at the departmental seminar of the Institute of Political Sciences of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. The talk takes place tomorrow, 29 June. You…

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Contribution of INFRAGLOB to the Workshop: Value Chains and Security Apparatuses: On the Intersections of Value and Violence in the 21st Century

We are happy to announce that INFRAGLOB team member Jana Hönke is going to share her work on ‘Frontier Zones of ‘the Global’? China in Africa and the (security) governance of transnational economic hubs‘ in the workshop ‘Production and Value Chains and Security Apparatuses: On the Intersection of Value and Violence in the 21st Century’,…

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INFRAGLOB co-organizing China-Africa Entanglements Summer School

We are happy to announce that the INFRAGLOB team members Prof. Dr. Jana Hönke and Dr. Raoul Bunskoek co-organize this year’s African Studies courses of the Bayreuth International Summer School. This year’s Bayreuth International Summer School features courses on Africa-Asia relations. This year’s African studies courses will approach Africa-Asia relations from two different angles to…

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New article out online first in World Development: The multiple meanings and uses of South–South relations in extraction: The Brazilian mining company Vale in Mozambique

We are happy to announce that the joint paper by Jana Hönke and Eric Cezne ‘The multiple meanings and uses of South–South relations in extraction: The Brazilian mining company Vale in Mozambique’ has just been published online first in World Development. Therefore, we would like to provide you with a brief preview of what it is…

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PhD position within the INFRAGLOB-Team: Transnational contentious politics and situational publics in South-South relations

We are very happy to announce that the research group ‘AFRICA’s INFRASTRUCTURE GLOBALITIES’ offers a PhD position (m/f/d) on the subject of transnational contentious politics and situational publics in South-South relations.  Within this broader endeavor, you will have the opportunity to develop and conduct a research project on contentious politics and transnational situational publics in…

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Collaborative research with Southern Africa Resource Watch: How do Chinese mining companies in Africa respond to public protest?

In November 2021 we initiated a collaborative research project with the Johannesburg-based Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW). SARW is a leading NGO in the area of extractive industries, working towards participation, transparency, accountability, and environmental and human rights in the sector. The research is spearheaded by Claude Kabemba, Georges Mukuli, and Joseph Cihunda from SARW. Together,…

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Edited volume in the making. ‘South-South Infrastructure Globalities. How Transnational Practices are (Re)Made in Africa’

In November, the Infraglob editorial team (Jana Hönke, Eric Cezne, and Yifan Yang) hosted a virtual authors’ workshop for the edited volume ‘South-South Infrastructure Globalities. How Transnational Practices Are (Re)made In Africa’ at the University of Bayreuth. Authors from four continents (Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe) and eleven countries shared and discussed the first…

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