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Presencing and publishing Urban Studies from Africa

16 July, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm SAST

Many urban studies journals publish few articles from African-based scholars: how can this be changed?

While in “international” northern-based journals publishing the work of African based scholars seems to remain a challenge for editors, African scholars have organised many dynamic venues for publishing urban and African studies research. We have invited African-based scholars who have been involved in leading these initiatives to share their experiences; and editors working on Western-based journals to respond.

We will hear from four African urban scholars, and then three editors of urban studies journals will respond. French Language translation will be available.

– Edgar Pieterse (founding director of the African Centre for Cities; Professor of Urban Policy, University of Cape Town)
– Saheed Aderinto (founder, Lagos Studies Association; Professor of African History at Western Carolina University)
– Nadine Machikou (editor, Politique Africaine; Professor of political science at the University of Yaoundé)
– Kingsley Madueke (Centre for Conflict Management & Peace Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria; PhD University of Amsterdam)

– Vanessa Watson (Global South editor of Urban Studies; Emerita Professor of City Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics and a founder member of the African Centre for Cities)
– Liza Weinstein (Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (ijurr); Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Northeastern University)
– Nik Theodore (Interventions editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and past editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography; Professor and Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Policy, as well as the Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, at the University of Illinois Chicago)


16 July, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm SAST
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