Conference and Seminar Presentations

14th Moscow International African Studies Conference, Moscow, 17th - 20th October.
Panel: 'Anthropology's Contribution to the Study of 21st Century Africa'.
Paper: 'What Can Anthropology Contribute to the Understanding of Twenty-First Century Africa?'.

World Anthropologies and the Privatization of Knowledge: Engaging Anthropology in Public.
Conference of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 4th - 9th May.
Panel: Never Ending Nation-Building? Confronting 'Frontiers' of Contemporary Modern-States.
Paper: 'Frontiers of the Nation-State and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Using Time-Space Decompression to Conceptualise the Ebola Crisis in Makeni, Sierra Leone'.

Middle Classes in Africa: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives.
Conference, Bayreuth, Germany, 27th - 29th April.
Panel: Panel III, Socio-Professional Differentiation and Entrepreneurship.
Paper: 'The Social and Political Contexts of Entrepreneurship in Makeni, Sierra Leone'.

Bridging the Collaborative Gap.
Second Annual Conference presented by the Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights Program, Department of Anthropology. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Panel: Disasters, (Dis)Ease, and the Rights of the Displaced.
Paper: 'Social Capital, Sierra Leone's University of Makeni, and the Response to the Ebola Crisis of 2013-2015'.

Anthropology and Global Health: Interrogating Theory, Policy and Pratice.
MAGic Conference, University of Sussex.
Panel: Applied Anthropological Research in the Ebola Response.
Paper: 'Organizational Responses to the Ebola Epidemic of 2013-2015: A Qualitative Analysis of Documents'.


The Mutilation of Civilians in the Sierra Leonean Civil War and Elsewhere: Placing a War Atrocity in its Cross-Cultural and Historical Context.
Conference, African Studies Association, Indianapolis, U.S.A. Panel: Rethinking Violence in the Upper Guinea Coast Region: Ethnographies of the Post-war Moment.  

Quality Assurance at the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone: A Case of ‘Audit explosion’ in a Globalizing Africa?
Conference, European Association of Social Anthropologists, Tallinn, Estonia. Panel: Cultural Entrepreneurs in Africa: Endeavors, Constraints and Pathways of Success (EASA Africanist Network).

Performances and Discourses at the University of Makeni.
Conference, American Anthropological Association, Chicago. Panel: Travelling Models of Policy Making in Contemporary Upper Guinea Coast Societies.

Building a Private University in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province: When National Policy Meets Local Visions.
Conference, American Ethnological Society and the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (Joint Meeting), Chicago. Panel: Anthropological Perspectives on Public Policy.  

Transformation or Transcendence: The (Re-)Connection of Makeni to Global Processes.
Conference: Transcending Traditional Tropes: Conceptualizing Politics and Policies in 21st Century Upper Guinea Coast, organized by the Research Group ‘Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast’, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/S., Germany

Understanding Education in Contemporary Sierra Leone: Perspectives from the Anthropology of Policy.
Conference of Education and Development, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Land Reform, Civil Society and the State in Eritrea and Elsewhere.
Conference, European Association of Social Anthropologists, Maynooth, Ireland. Panel: A Regional Crisis of Global Consequence: Conflict and Political Imagination in the Horn of Africa and its Diaspora.

Formations of Violence in African Conflicts?
Seminar Series, Department of Anthropology, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Paper: Biopolitics and the Developmental State in Eritrea.
Conference, European Association of Social Anthropologists, Bristol, U.K. Panel: Europe in Africa, Africa in Europe: Borut Brumen Memorial.

Biopolitics, States and the Global Economy: Themes for a Twenty-First Century Anthropology.
Inter-regional Discipline Meeting of the Academic Fellowship Programme (AFP), Open Society Institute (Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Media, Philosophy), Tbilisi, Georgia.

War in a Globalising Africa: Space, Place and the Eritrea‒Ethiopia War of 1998-2000.   
Conference: Security for Africa, The Academic Council on Problems of African Countries and the College for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

War in a Globalising Africa: Space, Place and the Eritrea ‒Ethiopia war of 1998-2000.
Conference: Borders and Borderlands in Contemporary Culture, Department of Humanities, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Kinship in an Eritrean Highland Village: The Impact of War and Land Reform.
Conference: African Studies Association of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Panel: Rural Worlds.

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