The Working Group on China-Africa is a cross-regional, inter-disciplinary group of leading scholars that will meet over the course of two years. It will guide a planning process at the SSRC to actively build more generative connections between scholars across disciplines and regions and help design a substantial intervention in research collaboration and capacity building relevant for understanding Africa’s engagement with China and other emerging powers. The initial focus on China-Africa will serve as a model to explore new narratives and relationships in a changing global order.  

Working Group Members*

Christopher Alden, London School of Economics, Reader, Department of International Relations

Deborah Bräutigam, Johns Hopkins University, Professor of International Development and Comparative Politics Director of the International Development Program  

Tatiana Carayannis, Social Science Research Council, Program Director, China-Africa Knowledge Project and Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum  

Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University, Director, Institute of African Studies Leitner Professor of African Studies, SSRC Board of Directors Chair   

He Wenping, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Professor and Research Director, African Studies Section, Institute of West Asian and African Studies  

Ron Kassimir, Social Science Research Council, Senior Advisor, Africa Programs  

Jackie Klopp, Columbia University, Associate Research Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development

Daniel Large, Central European University, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy; Director, Sudan Open Archive  

Li Anshan, Peking University, Professor, School of International Studies; Director, Center for African Studies  

Liu Haifang, Peking University, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Center for African Studies

Jamie Monson, Macalester College, Professor and Chair, Department of History  

Yoon Jung Park, Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network, Convener-Coordinator  

Luke Anthony Patey, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Senior Researcher, Research Area on Natural Resources and Development  

Stephanie Rupp, Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY), Associate Professor 

Ebrima Sall, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Executive Secretary

Jason Tower, American Friends Service Committee (China), North East Asia Quaker International Affairs Representative  

Christopher Udry, Yale University Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Affiliated with Yale’s Economic Growth Center and Council on African Studies  

*As of November 2013