Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

 

About the CTD blogs

CTD team members Mirjam de Bruijn, Catherina Wilson, and Inge Ligtvoet have a personal blog, making it possible to follow them during and after their fieldwork. This ‘blogs’ page on the CTD website features links to these blogs, as well as news about (and links to) guest blogs byRead More


Mirjam de Bruijn – Counter Voices in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn’s blog: Counter Voices in Africa Having been refused a filming permit to make a documentary about the Fulani nomads in Chad, Mirjam de Bruijn and cameraman Sjoerd Sijsma had to chang their plan. The Arab spring has not( yet) arrived in Chad andRead More


Catherina Wilson – Rumours on the Ubangui

Catherina Wilson’s blog: Rumours on the Ubangui Since time immemorial rumours have connected people. Rumours play different social roles and act as sources of alternative information, both verified and non-verified. They vent potential frustrations, amuse and entertain. Rumours bring people together as well as setRead More


Inge Ligtvoet – Divine Connections

Inge Ligtvoet’s blog: Divine Connections Follow Inge’s research endeavours in Nigeria  as she tries to navigate new dynamics, both online and off-line, to try and understand how political mobilization has changed with access to social media on mobile phones. Is this leading to the formation of newRead More


Didier Lalaye aka Croquemort

Didier Lalaye, a.k.a. Croquemort, is a slam artist from Chad. His music of social and political protest has inspired a new slam generation in Chad, and is recognised internationally in and outside of Africa. After the release of his last album “Apprenons à les comprendre”Read More


Sjoerd Sijsma

Sjoerd Sijsma is a professional film maker and photographer. He trains and coaches the CTD team on audiovisual matters. As member of the team, he will produce a  documentary on ‘the art of communication’, exploring who is allowed to communicate, how and when during times of duress. Together withRead More


Vera Bakker

Vera Bakker is a research master student in African Studies at the African Studies Centre in Leiden. She holds a bachelor degree in Social Psychology from the University of Amsterdam and has a Msc in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology from the Leiden University. Vera’s fieldsRead More


Fiona Dragstra

Fiona Dragstra graduated from the research master African Studies at the African Studies Centre (Leiden University) in 2017. She followed a minor in African Politics at McGill University (Montréal), and became a MSc in Political Communication after finishing her thesis “Political Engagement and Social Media: ARead More


Eefje Gilbert

Eefje Gilbert is a research master student in African Studies at Leiden University. For her Master’s thesis she takes a look at networks of (dis)connection surrounding the new deepsea harbour in Kribi, Cameroon. For this research project she spent four months in Cameroon during theRead More