CTD Seminar Series: Oliver Bakewell, 28 June 2016

Looking beyond conflict as a determinant of mobility in the African Great Lakes

Prof. Dr. Oliver Bakewell (IMI, University of Oxford)

While the Congolese are often portrayed as moving as refugees in East Africa, there is limited exploration of the other factors that shape their movement. Drawing on research among Congolese from Eastern DR Congo living in Kampala, Eldoret and Lubumbashi, this presentation explores their perceptions and experiences of mobility and settlement in these different cities. It highlights the role of family histories, household dynamics and individual aspirations in shaping the complex patterns of mobility that emerge, challenging the assumption that conflict is the sole determinant of mobility from DR Congo.

This is a joint event of the Connecting in Times of Duress group and the Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (LIMS).

Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Location: Room 1.47, first floor, Lipsius Building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden

Please register by sending an e-mail to m.c.wilson@hum.leidenuniv.nl