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Joint Activities of the Research Unit

  • Virtual Public Lecture: Ho-fung Hung (Johns Hopkins University, USA): "Market Economy, Social Inequality, and Paternalistic State in China since the 17th-18th Century", 12th October 2022, 5:45-7:15pm (CET)

  • Virtual Public Lecture: Opolot Okia (Wright State University, USA):  "The Chimera of Abolition: Forced Labor in Colonial British East and West Afrika, 1894-1939", 18th May 2022, 5:45-7:15pm (CET) 

  • Interview with the Research Unit conducted by the Division 7 Research Management of the University of Cologne. 23.02.2022, interview series 'UoC Insights'.

  • Opening Conference of the Research Unit "The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities", 11.-12.11.2021, Conference Website

Activities of Individual Projects

  • Lecture by Jonathan Ngeh at the Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn "Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR) interdisciplinary course.10th October 2022:  "Inclusion and exclusion in knowledge production: lessons from intercultural collaborative research."

  • Presentation by Jonathan Ngeh in the symposium "Uncertain mobilities" at the Department of Sociology, University of Siegen. 8th October 2022: Ambivalence and the gendered dimension of human trafficking in cross border mobility".

  • Presentation by Jonathan Ngeh in the "International lecture series: meet our international researchers" at the University of Cologne. 13th July 2022: "Confronting power asymmetry in knowledge production: lessons from intercultural collaborative research."

  • International Workshop by Ulrike Lindner and Nicholas B. Miller on Plantation Knowledge, 15-17 June 2022.
    • Keynote (hybrid) by Richard B. Allen (Framingham State, Massachusetts): Transcending the Tyranny of the Particular in Plantation Labor Studies, 15 June 2022.

  • Presentation by Jonathan Ngeh in the Panel "Activism, hope and future horizons on the African continent", Annual Conference of the Swedish Anthropologial Association (SANT), Gothenburg, 29th April 2022: "Migration and human trafficking in the Global South: Cameroon to the Arab Gulf States."

  • Roundtable Discussion with Michaela Pelican, Amrita Datta, Jonathan Ngeh, Ratna Mani Nepal and Habibul Khondker, NIICE Global Conclave 2021, Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement, 25th June 2021: Impacts of the Pandemic on Transnational Migration.

This Research Unit is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation