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Successful GCRF grant for Laura Jeffery, Lucy Lowe, and Jean-Benoit Falisse

Awarded a 3-year £3m Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) grant under the ESRC Development-based approaches to Protracted Displacement funding stream. [11 Dec 2019]

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Research Spotlight videos

The Centre of African Studies is committed to cutting-edge, rigorous and ethical research across the continent. [19 Nov 2019]

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Talking back: African feminisms in Dialogue - new interview series for RoAPE by Rama Dieng

Rama Salla Dieng introduces a series of interviews with African feminists that will be posting in the coming weeks. [19 Nov 2019]

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Border Festivals, Partitioned Communities and Practical Governance in West Africa

Paul Nugent and José-Maria Muñoz are leading a new 18-month project on“Border Festivals, Partitioned Communities and Practical Governance in West Africa” under the British Academy’s funding call, “Tackling the UK’s International Challenges”. [19 Nov 2019]

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Swahili language classes in Sardinia

The UoE Swahili teaching team Teresa Poeta and Albert Mkony returned last week from an exciting teaching experience in Caglairi, Sardinia funded by the Erasmus+ Staff mobility fund. [19 Nov 2019]

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ESRC postdoc success

Michael Crawley with successful ESRC postdoc. [15 Jul 2019]

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Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o receives Degree of Doctor of Letters

World renowned Kenyan writer and academic, Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at the University of Edinburgh on 8 July 2019. [09 Jul 2019]

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Thinking of applying for one the two CAS lectureships?

Some thoughts from even deeper inside the recruitment process. [04 Jul 2019]

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Lectureships in African Studies and International Development

The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint to two Lectureships in the School of Social and Political Science’s Centre of African Studies. [19 Jun 2019]

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Aidan Barlow and Andrew Bowman - successful student experience grant application

Aidan Barlow and Andrew Bowman been awarded £1160 from the University’s Student Experience Grant [11 Jun 2019]

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Dr Ian Duffield

Loyal friend to CAS passes away [11 Apr 2019]

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UofE Challenges Theme Development Fund Grant awarded

Award of £19,941.00 UofE Global Challenges Theme Development Fund Grant for research on Food security, Innovation and Migration in Senegal and Zimbabwe. [19 Mar 2019]

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ESRC New Investigator Grant Awarded to Maggie Dwyer

CAS Lecturer, Dr Maggie Dwyer, has been awarded a prestigious ESRC New Investigator Grant (£304,784) for a project titled ‘Return from Peacekeeping: Mission Effects on Veterans, States, and Communities.’ [18 Mar 2019]

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