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Cluster of Excellence EXC 2052 - "Africa Multiple: reconfiguring African Studies"

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"Sovereign Clicks: African Trans Refugees, Migrating Mediascapes, and Digital Diasporic Voices" by Dr. B Camminga

2020-10-13 10:30 to 11:15
RW - H24

  • As part of the selection process for the Junior Research Group leaders, the Africa Multiple Cluster has invited six candidates to campus, who will give lectures on October 13-14, 2020. The venue is H 24 in the RW Building. Seating is limited; virtual attendance will be possible.
  • If you would like to attend in person, please contact: sabine.lieske@uni-bayreuth.de

B Camminga (they/them) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University. Their work considers the interrelationship between the conceptual journeying of the term ‘transgender’ and the physical embodied journeying of transgender asylum seekers from the African continent. In 2018 they were runner up in the Africa Spectrum: Young African Scholars Award, which honours outstanding research by up-and-coming African scholars. Their first monograph Transgender Refugees & the Imagined South Africa (Palgrave, 2019) received honourable mention in the Ruth Benedict Prize for Queer Anthropology from the American Anthropology Association and the 2019 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies. They are the co-convenor of the African LGBTQI+ Migration Research Network (ALMN).

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