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African Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting

The Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC’s) African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next Gen) programs hosted two panels at the 2022 African Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on November 17-19. The panels were an opportunity for current and former fellows of the program to showcase their research findings, connect with peers from across the world, and receive feedback from conference participants. The first panel, titled “Digital Cultures, Voice and (New) Forms of Civic Participation in Africa,” was chaired by Dr. Duncan Omanga and featured Dr. Charles Prempeh (Next Gen fellow, 2016), Dr. Toyin …

Anticipatory Social Research Working Group Inaugural Convening

The Social Science Research Council was pleased to convene a group of seventeen esteemed scholars who have been working in ways that might be identified as Anticipatory Social Research (ASR). This group will begin the work of defining ASR, identifying potential sites for ASR inside and outside the academy, and ascertaining examples of emerging phenomena that may be opaque to existing methodologies and in need of a more anticipatory approach.   Attendees Crystal Abidin Simone Browne Courtney Cogburn Kate Crawford Jen Croissant Carl DiSalvo Gary Downey Virginia Eubanks* Marion Fourcade David Custon Ava Kofman Andrew Lakoff Bill Maurer Shobita Parthasarathy …

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