FACE 2023: An Africa Research Day

7 June 2023, 9.00 AM - 7 June 2023, 5.00 PM

University of Bristol Global Lounge, First Floor, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ

FACE 2023: An Africa Research Day seeks to bring together students and staff at the University of Bristol for a day focused on sharing research, reflecting on approaches to teaching Africa within the University and elsewhere and sharing advice on careers in Africa-focused research.

The day will specifically consist of 3 panels focused around:

  • Research presentations from Bristol staff outlining the research they undertake in/on/of Africa.
  • A roundtable on Teaching Africa in UK Higher Education as well as in African institutions with input from UoB academics and external speakers.
  • Careers in African Research.

An African themed lunch will be provided. There will also be stalls selling African themed items and books.

Dress Code: Pan-African

Tickets: Please book your tickets via Eventbrite.

In-person Attendance: Tickets are free, but please book early so we can have an idea of numbers for catering. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis as we cannot exceed the room capacity of the venue.

On-line Attendance: Tickets are free, however, please note that online attendees will only be able to listen and participate through the chat. Due to tech limitations of the venue, only in-person attendees will be able to present their work.

Research Presentations: Showcasing UoB Africa-Focused Research

University of Bristol Scholars

  • Dr. Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, Law School – International Law and the Ethiopian Conflict
  • Dr. Gernot Klantschnig, School for Policy Studies (SPS) – Cannabis Africana: Drugs and Development in Africa (co-authors: Dr. Clemence Rusenga and Dr. Neil Carrier)
  • Dr. Raffaele de Risi, Department of Civil Engineering – Earthquake Resilient Communities in East Africa: A research partnership
  • Dr. Foluke Adebisi, Law School – Researching Decolonisation and Law from a Pan-African perspective
  • Dr. Fanny Froehlich, School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies (SPAIS) – Local and Transnational Concepts of Gender and Social Transformation: Reciprocal Inspection of Socio-Cultural Norms in the Context of Cross-cultural International Development
  • Dr. Monique Kwachou, Law School – AFRIUNI: An example of partnership and collaborating on the conceptualizing and implementation of projects in African contexts

Invited Scholars from Other Institutions

  • Dr. Victoria Omotoso, University of Exeter – Imag(in)ing Jesus: Cross-Cultural audience receptions of Jesus in film in post-colonial cultural landscapes
  • Dr. Olusoji Adebisi, Aston University – The Study of E. coli in Four Rivers

Roundtable 1: Teaching Africa

  • Dr. Morenikeji Asaaju, University of Birmingham
  • Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, School for Policy Studies
  • Dr. Beth Rebisz, Department of History
  • Professor Madhu Krishnan, Department of English
  • Dr. Eyob Gebremariam, Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC)
  • Dr. Adrian Flint, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  • Dr. José Lingna Nafafé, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Roundtable 2: Career Pathways in African Research

  • Ms. Nana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director, Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development (FORWARD).
  • Ms. Sado Jirde, Black South West Network (BSWN)
  • Dr. Clemence Rusenga, School for Policy Studies

Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like to present your research, please email foluke.adebisi@bristol.ac.uk. Students and staff are welcome to present their research.

Event Organisers

The event is organised by Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE) and a group of UoB Africa-focused researchers.

FACE is a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol. It has an interdisciplinary, cross-sector, intergenerational, intercommunity, intercontinental vision to dialogue for the purpose bringing change through cooperation. The organisation of FACE relies on a vibrant student volunteer group as well as support and guidance from an International Advisory Committee.

The group of Africa-focused researchers co-organising this event were formed to bring together researchers from across UoB to network, exchange knowledge and experience, collaboration, and for social support. The group is always happy to welcome new researchers based at the University of Bristol. For more information please contact: afua.twum-danso@bristol.ac.uk.

FACE sponsors include:

  • University of Bristol Law School
  • The Global Lounge Bristol
Four attendants to the 2019 Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE) event pose for a photo in front of a backdrop of African flags.

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