Ep16. A conversation with Dr. Candis Watts Smith on her book Black Mosaic

In this week’s episode, we chat with Dr. Candis Watts Smith (@ProfCandis), assistant professor of public policy at UNC. Her first book, Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity, was published by NYU Press in 2014. We talk about her book and about racial and political attitudes among millennials in the U.S. Most controversially, … More Ep16. A conversation with Dr. Candis Watts Smith on her book Black Mosaic

Ep15. A conversation with Dr. Lahra Smith on refugees and migrants in the Horn of Africa

In this week’s episode, we speak with Georgetown University professor Lahra Smith. Her book, Making Citizens in Africa: Ethnicity, Gender and National Identity in Ethiopia, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. Dr. Smith has taught and conducted research in refugee camps in East and Southern Africa, and has ongoing research on civic education … More Ep15. A conversation with Dr. Lahra Smith on refugees and migrants in the Horn of Africa

What we’re reading this week: Somalia’s new president, Design Indaba meets IKEA, and more

Following up on the Somalia election earlier this year, UCLA PhD candidate Safia Farole wrote a piece for The Monkey Cage about what the election means going forward. Farole draws connections between new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s previous experience as a bureaucrat in the United States and the broader role the Somali diaspora will play … More What we’re reading this week: Somalia’s new president, Design Indaba meets IKEA, and more

What we’re reading (& listening to) this week: Somaliland, Umebinyuo’s poetry, Sinkane’s album, & more

The self-declared independent nation of Somaliland has submitted a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State and the secretary of Homeland Security asking for an exemption from President Donald Trump’s executive order that banned entrance to the U.S. by migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries as well as refugees. According to a government press release, Somaliland’s foreign minister … More What we’re reading (& listening to) this week: Somaliland, Umebinyuo’s poetry, Sinkane’s album, & more

From Episode #5: What we’re reading this week

We started off this week’s podcast episode talking about U.S. President Trump’s executive order banning entry to all refugees and to nationals of seven majority-Muslim countries. There is a great resource for those affected by the (now temporarily lifted) ban titled, “Resources for Sudanese Americans and Sudanese in America / موارد للأامريكين السودانيين والسودانيين بأمريكا” … More From Episode #5: What we’re reading this week