The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for African Studies

The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa. Alongside vibrant doctoral programmes, the MSc in African Studies, inaugurated in 2006, is already recognised as Europe's most prestigious and successful training programme in its field. 

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Research Associate in the History of Haut Katanga, DRC

School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,076 p.a.

The African Studies Centre in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies seeks applications from candidates for a fixed-term postdoctoral position, to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Comparing the Copperbelt: Political Culture and Knowledge Production in Central Africa’ for 36 months. The appointee will work as part of a larger team of postdoctoral researchers reporting to the Principal Investigator, Professor Miles Larmer.

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African Studies Seminar: Lagos Girl Power: Performing Postfeminism in Nigeria

Simidele Dosekun, University of Sussex
Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

This paper draws from a research project on class-privileged young women in Lagos who dress in a ‘spectacularly feminine style’ characterised by the extravagant use of normatively feminine elements including cascading hair extensions, long and brightly painted acrylic nails, heavy and immaculate

Speaker(s): 
Simidele Dosekun, University of Sussex