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Conference ─ Education in Africa

Friday, March 10, 2017

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

The conference is free and open to the public.

Please register here.

Panel 1: The Politics of Higher Education in Africa

Panel 2: Strategies for Educational Opportunity

Panel 3: Teaching About Education in Africa

Education has been central to the historical development of African countries and educated youth are a significant political and demographic component of contemporary Africa. Drawing on a broad array of national and regional contexts, participants will discuss university student activism and the politics of higher education, as well as how students and parents use education as a particular means of social mobility. The conference will include breakout sessions on the intersection of pedagogy and research, with integrated, informal conversations between scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students on topics ranging from the use of oral history and archival sources in the classroom to the political involvement of professors in higher education.


Henryatta Ballah, Connecticut College

Meghan Healy-Clancy, Bridgewater State University

Isaie Dougnon, University of Bamako, Mali

Patricia Agupusi, Brown University

Kelly Duke Bryant, Rowan University

Rachel Kantrowitz, Brown University

Lacy Ferrell, Central Washington University

Jennifer Johnson, Brown University

Co-Sponsored by the Africa Initiative, Education Department, Africana Studies Department, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, History Department, and the Dean of the College.

Download the program schedule here.

Africa Initiative