African Studies

African studies is the study of Africa, especially the continent's cultures and societies (as opposed to its geology, geography, zoology, etc.). The field includes the study of Africa's history (Pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial), demography (ethnic groups), culture, politics, economy, languages, and religion (Islam, Christianity, traditional religions). A specialist in African studies is often referred to as an "africanist". A key focus of the discipline is to interrogate epistemological approaches, theories and methods in traditional disciplines using a critical lens that inserts African-centred ways of knowing and references. Africanists argue that there is a need to "deexoticize" Africa and banalise it, rather …

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Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia · 26 April 2022 English

The global 4 Bennett et al – Environmental Justice in the Ocean nature of the disposal of pollution and other wastes in the ocean reveals patterns of environmental racism, with …

racism: Evidence from the Gulf of Guinea. African Studies, 79(3), 285–304. https://doi.org/10.1080/00020184


IISD · 17 January 2022 English

An annotated bibliography listing key resources for researchers exploring the topic of gender and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).

regions in eastern DRC. Canadian Journal of African Studies, 54(1), 79–99. https:// www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10 women entrepreneurs. Canadian Journal of African Studies, 54(1), 101–117. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10 the Great Lakes Region. Canadian Journal of African Studies, 54(1), 37–56. https:// genderandsecurity.


Parti marxiste-léniniste du Québec · 21 December 2021 English

2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference Together, and in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College will host the Universities Studying …

whose research focuses on Cuban Affairs and African Studies. “This conference is designed to create a space


RI · 25 November 2021 English

Minister, the consequences of a failure to adopt the TRIPS waiver could be millions of lives, both in those countries that have little or no access to necessary products and …

Chicoutimi Firoze Manji Adj. Professor Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa Gaëtane Gascon


RSC · 20 November 2021 English

Since then, the Task Force has engaged over 700 individuals who have contributed 150 Informed Perspectives published in the Globe and Mail, Le Devoir, and elsewhere, and through the establishment …

internationally renowned historian of human rights and African studies, and the founding Director of McMaster University’s


Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada · 15 October 2021 English

The McGill University-University of Ghana partnership project seeks to improve the lives of adolescent girls and women farmers in rural Ghana through expanding knowledge The QES-AS program was no exception …

social impact and forging will strengthen African studies at the university and establish a closer partnerships


Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy · 16 September 2021 English

• Founder and President of Young Democrats Moore County, 2018 • University of Toronto Women in House Program Participant, coordinated social media postings for the trip, 2018 • G20 Research …

Political Science and Double Minor in French and African Studies EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE Starbucks Canada, Toronto


RCIS · 9 July 2021 English

The paper also addresses the motivation and characteristics of returnees, their individual vulnerabilities, the challenges they are facing upon and after returning home as well as the role of state …

migrant domestic workers in Yemen. Paper for the African Studies Centre seminar of 2007. De Regt, M., & Tafesse


RCIS · 9 July 2021 English

The paper also addresses the motivation and characteristics of returnees, their individual vulnerabilities, the challenges they are facing upon and after returning home as well as the role of state …

migrant domestic workers in Yemen. Paper for the African Studies Centre seminar of 2007. De Regt, M., & Tafesse


Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy · 8 July 2021 English

The Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, is our country’s preeminent place for making …

and outside of physical, confined borders.8 African Studies professor Thomas DeFrantz asserts that the


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