Wednesday, 8 February, 2023 - 19:00

Sarah Nuttall

WiSER invites you to an online book discussion   IN THE SKIN OF THE CITY Spatial Transformation in Luanda   by António Tomás With In the Skin of the City, António Tomás traces the history and more

Monday, 13 February, 2023 - 16:00

Wendy Hunter

The Dominican Republic retroactively stripped thousands of Dominico-Haitians of their Dominican citizenship yet managed to defuse international opprobrium over time. After a direct assault on people’s citizenship status in 2013 provoked more

Monday, 20 February, 2023 - 16:00

Sakiru Adebayo

In this paper, I engage with Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin’s idea of the flâneur in order to articulate my own concept of the memory flâneur. I argue that while wandering through a city’s memorial sites may have been implied in more

Monday, 27 February, 2023 - 16:00

Gustav Kalm

Simandou mountain chain in Guinea contains the biggest unexploited high-quality iron ore reserves in the world. The French colonial regime, Soviet Union, Mitsubishi, Rio Tinto, Chinalco, Vale, Beny Steinmetz Group (BSGR) and Société more

Monday, 6 March, 2023 - 16:00

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

One of the key features of today's global economy is an ‘offshore world’ of financial structures, institutions and techniques designed to provide secrecy, asset protection and tax exemption. While its worldwide impact is very significant, more

Monday, 13 March, 2023 - 14:00

Marie-Emmanuelle, Cecilia Pommerolle, Passanti

Marked by the killing of a senior ICT professional working for the Electoral Commission and the invalidation of the presidential election by the Supreme Court, the 2017 Kenyan elections make for a good case through which to study how more

Monday, 20 March, 2023 - 16:00

Jeanne Bouyat

The policing of Black girls' hairstyles at school has become increasingly publicly politicized and primarily analysed through the lenses of institutional racism, and a lesser extend its intersections with sexism and religious more

Monday, 27 March, 2023 - 16:00

Enrique Martino

This is the final chapter of my recently published book Touts: Recruiting Indentured Labor in the Gulf of Guinea where I propose a provisional theory of labour recruiters as "lumpen-brokers", both because the usually illegal labour more

Monday, 3 April, 2023 - 16:00

Christian Lund

Land rights are uneven in Indonesia as they favor government overcitizens as rights subjects. Moreover, legal complexity and socialinequality make legal knowledge about land rights ratherinaccessible to small-scale farmers and the urban more

Monday, 17 April, 2023 - 12:00

Janet Roitman

Platform economies are depicted as the foundation for a new era of economic production. This transpires through the incorporation of digital technologies and algorithmic operations into the heart of economic and financial practices. more

Monday, 24 April, 2023 - 16:00


This paper examines digital media contents created by young Guineans on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube which all foreground literacy as a site of generational contention and struggle. Recognizing that to be part of a generation is more

Monday, 8 May, 2023 - 16:00

Keren , Radha Weitzberg, Upadhyaya

This paper charts the rise of digital credit in Kenya. It highlights the data on evidence on the problems of digital credit, including the high cost of credit, overindebtedness, and unfair blacklisting. The paper shows that the many of the more

Monday, 15 May, 2023 - 16:00

Polly Pallister-Wilkins

This paper explores how processes of white supremacy and racialisation coalesce in governing differential im/mobilities in mid-Twentieth Century African Trusts administered by the British under the League of Nations Mandate System and more

Monday, 22 May, 2023 - 16:00

Joel Pearson

This article considers the changing role of a local municipality in the political economy of the Waterberg region of Limpopo. It considers the effects that centre-led processes of municipal fiscal reform over the course of the 1980s and more

Monday, 29 May, 2023 - 16:00

Tara Weinberg

In the early 20th century, groups of black land buyers purchased land in the Transvaal with the intention of farming on a large scale. Three of those farms include: Daggakraal and Driefontein in the Wakkerstroom district, purchased by more