PIAF | Identification and Citizenship in Africa -- an overview

Thursday, 23 March, 2023 - 14:00

Where:  WISER Seminar Room & Zoom (Register Here)

A discussion, with Jeanne Bouyat, of the goals, methods and achievements of the recently completed Social and Political Life of Identity Documents in Africa —coordinated by Séverine Awenengo Dalberto (Historian, CNRS-IMAf) and Richard Banégas (Political scientist, Sciences Po-CERI). This programme was supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and hosted by two research centres (Sciences Po’s Centre for International Research and the Institute of African Worlds [IMAf]), WISER and colleagues at UCAD. 

Jeanne was also a member of the NRF sponsored research programme Practices of the State in Urban Governance (PSUG) - coordinated by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou (Geographer, Aix-Marseille Université) and hosted at Wits' Centre for Urbanism and the Built Environment Studies - at the same time, and published her research on identification in the context of both these research projects.

Participants should please read the Introduction by Awenengo Dalberto and Banegas (2021) Identification and Citizenship in Africa and this chapter by Jeanne written for the forthcoming edited book of the PSUG programme in advance.