Anthropology

Interested Scholars

The following scholars are interested in this topic:

I am a PhD candidate with research project on migration and care work. I have more than fifteen years professional experience with NGOs, United Nations Organisation, international development agencies, academia and government on the issues of child rights, human rights, transitional justice, governance, and migration. I have expertise in grant application/bidding; project development, coordination and management; ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative research. I have worked in research projects with universities and professional organisations. I have research/teaching experience at the Higher Education Institutions.

PhD student in Demography (PPGDEM / UFRN), Master in Demography at PPGDEM / UFRN, graduated in Social Sciences at UFRN. Its performance themes involve fertility dynamics, reproductive preferences, sexual and reproductive health, gender relations, female empowerment and sociodemographic analyzes. He is interested in the areas of Fertility, Family Demography, Demographic Dynamics, Education Demography, Quantitative Sociology, Classical and Contemporary Sociology and Political Science.

Cristina Rodrigues combines her extensive regional experience – particularly in the Portuguese speaking countries – with a doctorate degree in African Studies in Social Sciences from the University Institute of Lisbon in Portugal. She brings more than a decade of research and evaluation experience on United Nations, European Union, USAID, and government-funded projects in Africa. Her experience includes conducting baseline assessments, surveys, mid-term and final program evaluations, project evaluations for child labour, human trafficking, gender policy, civil society, social protection, education and environmental protection activities in Africa. She is currently a Senior Researcher with the Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden. She speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Restructuring History is the most futuristic approach towards Development” is the outlook and motivation with which I explore the arena of Area Studies to arrive at Alternative Development strategies by deriving Alternatives to Development in its current form and practice.
A passionate reader engulfed in designing holistic Geopolitical and Economic policies in integration to the Historical adaptations and approaches to the development of South Asia emphasising on the social, economic, political dimensions I see myself taking up a
leadership role at the United Nations and other intragovernmental agencies as a formidable voice from the developing nations, Modern South Asia in particular.
Having completed my masters in International Relations, my research thesis based on Predicting Conflict through AI while my broader interests lie within the frontiers of International Relations, Regional Development, Geopolitics, Economy, History enabling the Strategic Integration of Social Sciences in terms of Policy Thinking and Field Based Practices across the Global South.

I am a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow and Lecturer (assistant professor) in History at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK. I use oral historical and ethnographic methods to study transitional communities, particularly post-genocide Rwanda, Uganda and Bosnia-Herzegovina. My research interests include mass atrocities, nationalized commemoration, symbolic violence, transitional justice, mass grave exhumations, and the ethical and methodological challenges surrounding qualitative fieldwork amid highly politicized research settings.

Rachel Spronk is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She works at the intersection of three scholarly fields – anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, and African studies. She is studying the development of the (idea of the) middle classes in Kenya and Ghana and how those social transformations relate to changes in gender, sexuality and self-perceptions. In her work she combines the ethnographic study of practices and self-perceptions with the task of rethinking our theoretical repertoires. Overall, she investigates the interface between sexuality and the middle class in Ghana and Kenya, examining problematic assumptions behind both terms. This provides a productive ground for theorising sexuality and the middle class from the South: she aims to re-locate discussions on modernity using the terms ‘South’ and ‘North’ to denote a set of relations rather than geographical locations by incorporating the North as one of many sites and cultures in a world of plurality. In other words, rather than using realities from the South as raw data they are of global heuristic for theorizing.

Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa Academic Discipline: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Drama, Theatre, Music, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology Interests Keywords: gender and sexualities; affect; intimacy; ritual practices/ performances; performance studies; consumption; narrative; pedagogy, women About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent [...]

I am a Sociologist-turned Anthropologist (additional training) with interests in Gender and Sex Studies. I focus on representations of men and boys, sexual cultures (intimacies, desires, eroticism, pleasures), sexual health, and queer sexuality. I have secondary interests in families and relationships studies. Last few years, I have been preoccupied with trying to understand masculinity and sex in West Africa. My current research, for example, makes links with how men talk about local aphrodisiacs use (e.g., herbal bitters) and notions of manhood, including issues related to men’s insecurities and vulnerabilities about hegemonic masculine ideals and women’s power in sexual relationships. I am an editorial member and reviewer of some renowned journals in the humanities/social sciences including Men and Masculinities (Sage); Reproductive Health Matters (Taylor & Francis); Culture, Health and Sexuality (Rutledge); PLOS ONE, Journal of Homosexuality (Taylor and Francis), Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (Elsevier), and others. In addition, I examine for leading universities in Africa such as the University of Cape Town in South Africa. I am also engaged in advocacy about non-binary and gender-variant lives in Ghana. I have won grants/fellowship from notable institutions namely: International African Institute, UK; American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), USA; Population Association of America, USA; the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France; African Studies Association (ASA), USA; Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS); Trojan® Brand; CODESRIA; and Ghana Studies Association, USA. I am an AHP Fellow and a double recipient of the World Social Science Forum Fellowship Award supported by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Cape Coast, I founded the Centre for Men’s Health and Sex Studies; a not-for-profit organization to promote and gain support for work on men in Ghana.

My research I work on the Timbuktu manuscripts, more specifically Islamic legal opinions, a genre of Islamic law (legal literature) as a historical source for the everyday lives and practices of Timbuktu’s wives and Muslim jurist consults during the colonial era (1907 – 1950). I also work on Timbuktu’s seventeenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century chronicles. However, I am also interested in decoloniality. The Timbuktu manuscripts as one of many precolonial written intellectual traditions in Africa constitute an archive toward decoloniality. (With Africa I mean the whole continent, not just so-called Sub-Saharan Africa as apart from so-called North Africa; this divide is a construct of a past colonialism and and existing coloniality). Teaching the Study of Religion I am interested in foundational religious texts and religious-intellectual traditions.

Currently, am an executive Director of a research based NGO that focuses on Ageing & Dementia in East and Central Africa. Our mandate is to contribute to the knowledge base as well as policy in advancing the key issues that pertain older persons in later years.

I have the expertise, research in ageing, dementia,leadership, training and motivation necessary to successfully carry out the proposed research projects. I have a broad background in Nursing, with specific training aging and demography, public health, health systems management and policy. I have participated in teaching and supervision of undergraduate Nursing students. I possess ten years’ experience in both public health and local health systems (LHS) Management, health systems and policy

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