Ep. 119: A conversation with Shamiran Mako and Valentine Moghadam on “After the Arab Uprisings”

In their upcoming book, “After the Arab Uprisings: Progress and Stagnation in the Middle East and North Africa,” Shamiran Mako and Valentine Moghadam share their work on democracy and social transformation in North Africa after the Arab Spring. In an interview with Rachel, Mako and Moghadam talk about the six years of research leading up to the book and explain the four key frameworks of their analysis: state and regime type, civil society, gender relations and women’s mobilizations, and external influence.

There’s no news wrap this week, but you can still see what we’re reading, listening to, and learning this week in the show notes on our website, ufahamuafrica.com. … More Ep. 119: A conversation with Shamiran Mako and Valentine Moghadam on “After the Arab Uprisings”

Ep. 111: A conversation between Kim and Rachel about the protests in Senegal

Kim and Rachel take a deep dive into the protests in Senegal, explaining everything you need to know about what’s happening and what it means. They also talk about the recent death of Tanzanian president, John Magufuli.

And in lieu of a guest, we feature our student essay competition winner, Hammed Kayode Alabi! Hammed is a graduate student at the University of Edinburgh studying Africa and international development. He reads for us his winning essay, called “#EndSARS Movement We Will Remember.” … More Ep. 111: A conversation between Kim and Rachel about the protests in Senegal

Ep. 110: A conversation with N’Dri Assié-Lumumba about education and human capital in Africa

N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba joins us in conversation this week to discuss her new book, the history of human capital theory, education in Africa, and tells us what is giving her hope.

In this week’s news, we announce the winner of our student essay competition, share links to a virtual symposium on immigration and the changing dynamics of blackness, and talk about what is going on with COVID-19 vaccines on the African continent. … More Ep. 110: A conversation with N’Dri Assié-Lumumba about education and human capital in Africa

Ep. 109: A conversation with Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Francis Nyamnjoh, and George Ofosu

Not one guest, but three on our latest episode! Rachel speaks with Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Francis Nyamnjoh, and George Ofosu about postcolonial theory, decolonization of the university, and knowledge generation. All three have contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics, and we have access for our listeners to the chapters of our guests. … More Ep. 109: A conversation with Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Francis Nyamnjoh, and George Ofosu

Ep. 108: A conversation with Adom Getachew on postcolonialism, worldmaking, and more

In our last episode of Black History Month, Rachel interviews political theorist Adom Getachew on her new book, “Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination.” Her book reconstructs an account of self-determination offered in the political thought of Black Atlantic anticolonial nationalists during the height of decolonization in the twentieth century.

We have lots of great recommendations for listeners this week, including books on race and feminism, a virtual event on African folktales, a virtual resource for those of us missing travel and fieldwork, podcast episodes you should listen to, and more! … More Ep. 108: A conversation with Adom Getachew on postcolonialism, worldmaking, and more