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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


About the author: André Shamba

Diplômé (Bac+5) en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication de l‘Université de Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo. Journaliste depuis une douzaine d’années dans la presse écrite, audiovisuelle – dont près  d’une dizaine à la Radio Okapi, la Radio des Nations-Unies cogérée avec laRead More


Debate: “The digital revolution: a blessing in disguise for Youth in Africa?”

What is the state of the access to ICTs for youth in Chad? Which shape has the “digital revolution”, that has heavily influenced social dynamics in Africa, in the central African country? Does the access to the internet and social media open up more opportunitiesRead More


Panel 4. Duress and (digital) silence

Chair and introduction: Jonna Both Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa – Performing speech and silence in rebel-held Côte d’Ivoire Christian Kitenge Wa Kitenge – Un téléphone mobile sans réseau téléphonique? « Silences » et connexion sous contraintes des problèmes d’infrastructures dans le sud-est du Congo Inge Butter –Read More


PhD defense Souleymane Abdoulaye Adoum, 4 July 2017

On 4 July 2017, Souleymane Abdoulaye Adoum will defend his dissertation: Communication and Violence in Chad : the case of Moyen-Chari and the Guera (1900-2010) Communication et Violences au Tchad: Le cas du Moyen-Chari et du Guera (1900-2010) The political history of Chad is characterizedRead More


Book chapter – The Routledge Companion to digital ethnography

Mirjam de Bruijn wrote a chapter for The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, edited by Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway, and Genevieve Bell (New York: Routledge, 2017): ‘Mediated Political Agency in Contested Africa’. From the Introduction of the chapter: “This chapter scrutinizes the role of smallRead More


Paper – Ambiguities of oppression: Engaged Chadian artist’s itinerary towards success

Mirjam de Bruijn and Chadian slam artist Didier Lalaye (aka Croquemort) wrote a paper together for the volume ‘Digital activism in the Social Media Era. Critical Reflections on Emerging Trends in sub-Saharan Africa’, edited by Bruce Mutsvairo. In ‘Ambiguities of oppression: Engaged Chadian artist’s itineraryRead More


Prof. dr. Mirjam de Bruijn

Mirjam de Bruijn is an anthropologist whose work has a clearly interdisciplinary character with a preference for contemporary history and cultural studies. She focuses on the interrelationship between agency, marginality, mobility, communication and technology. Mirjam is an Africanist with a focus on West and Central Africa. She did,Read More


Dr. Meike de Goede

Meike de Goede holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews (UK). After completing her studies in African History at Leiden University and Peace and Conflict Studies & Human Rights at Utrecht University, Meike worked for several years inRead More


Inge Ligtvoet MA

Inge Ligtvoet studied African Studies at Leiden University. She graduated in 2011 with her thesis ‘Fear and Faith: Uncertainty, misfortune and spiritual insecurity in Calabar, Nigeria’. She carried out research in Calabar during a seven month fieldwork period in 2010-2011. The thesis addresses the phenomenonRead More