We are delighted to announce that our 2017 Newsletter is now available to download! Our annual newsletter includes a range of exciting articles and updates from our alumni community. The annual newsletter also includes news about research, publications and events at the African Studies Centre. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's newsletter.
Martinez-Ruiz earned his B.A from the University of Havana in 1994 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2004. He is an Art Historian with expertise in African and Caribbean artistic, visual and religious practices, whose work challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries and examines the varied understandings of – and engagement with – ‘art’ and ‘visual culture’.
Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to senior members of South African universities who wish to visit Oxford.
I joined the African Studies Centre in 2017-18. My post is a joint appointment with the Department of Politics and International Relations. I held a Departmental Lectureship in the Oxford Department of International Development (QEH) from 2011 to 2017, before transferring to African Studies.
I joined the African Studies Centre in September 2017. I teach African History at the Centre and the History Faculty. My current research focusses on newspapers, the public sphere, and political mobilization in colonial Lagos (ca. 1890-1940). Before coming to Oxford, I studied Journalism and African Studies in Vienna.
Discussion & book launch for The Eritrean National Service: Servitude for "the common good" and the Youth Exodus.
Book launch: Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Matteo Rizzo, SOAS, Department of Development Studies.