News

February 2015

February 20th 2015
Listen to a recording of Harvard University professor John Comaroff’s lecture at a recent Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa workshop, held in South Africa, on the waning of the common good as a concept, the commodification of ethnicity, and the sociology of criminology in both Cape Town and Ferguson →

January 2015

January 5th 2015
At Next Generation Social Sciences, Doctoral Dissertation Research fellow Siphokazi Magadla (2012) discusses her research on the role of women as former combatants in post-apartheid South Africa →

December 2014

December 16th 2014
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Completion fellow Kathleen McDougall (2013) has been appointed to the editorial board of Anthropology Southern Africa

November 2014

November 4th 2014
In the latest Voices video at Next Generation Social Sciences: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal and Doctoral Dissertation Research fellow Madelein Stoffberg (2012 and 2013) discusses her research on architects as agents of change in community centers in South Africa →

October 2014

October 17th 2014
The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa 2014–15 cohort is composed of 43 fellows working on a range of timely topics, including traditional peacebuilding mechanisms in northern Nigeria, food sovereignty in Tanzania, and rural livelihood patterns in post-conflict northern Uganda →

August 2014

August 26th 2014
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program director Thomas Asher will moderate a panel at the Africa-America Institute's inaugural State of Education in Africa conference, to be held September 9 in New York City (open to the public) →
August 4th 2014
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa is now accepting applications for doctoral dissertation proposal, research, and completion fellowships from early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda (deadline December 1) →

June 2014

June 13th 2014
In the latest Voices video at Next Generation Social Sciences, Africa fellow Richard Mbunda (2013 and 2014) discusses the concept of food sovereignty and its potential for impact on agricultural development and sustainability in Tanzania →

May 2014

May 19th 2014
Announcing Next Generation Social Sciences, a digital demonstration of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program model, featuring the program's fellows and their work →

July 2013

July 25th 2013
Now accepting fellowship applications: Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (deadline: December 1) →
July 23rd 2013
SSRC Press Release: Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program announces 2013–14 cohort, selecting 36 new African Fellows for graduate training support →

November 2012

November 20th 2012
The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship competition closes in just a few weeks. Deadline: December 8 →

July 2012

July 30th 2012
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa announces call for proposals for 2012 Dissertation Fellowships

January 2012

January 27th 2012
The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program announces inaugural cohort of Fellows