The Sociology of Africa chair group engages in internationally renowned research and teaching that centres on two themes: International Political Sociology from Africa, and Peace and Conflict Studies/Critical Security Studies.
The Chair for Sociology of Africa
Contributes to the development of International Political Sociology and the interdisciplinary focus on Africa in Bayreuth
Transdisciplinary work bridges International Political Sociology, International Relations, and political science with new theoretical, conceptual and methodological innovations.
Our International Political Sociology and Africa-specific expertise enriches the University of Bayreuth's interdisciplinary study programs (BA and MA Culture and Society of Africa, BA-Track and MA Sociology, MA Development Studies, BA Internationale Wirtschaft und Entwicklung, and MA Global History, among others).
Regional networking is linked to previous research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, and South Africa.
Shih, C., & Bunskoek, R. (2020). Colonial rationality and its post-Chinese consequences: Japanese legacies in contemporary Taiwan's views on China. In C. Shih, P. Manomaivibool, M. Tanigaki, & S. Singh (Eds.), Colonial legacies and contemporary studies of China and Chineseness: Unlearning binaries, strategizing self (pp. 231-256). World Scientific Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811212352_0010
Buss, D., Katz-Lavigne, S., Aluoka, O., & Alma, E. (2020). “Remember the women of Osiri”: women and gender in artisanal and small-scale mining in Migori County, Kenya.Canadian Journal of African Studies.https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2019.1677483
Katz-Lavigne, S. (2020). Distributional impact of corporate extraction and (un)authorised clandestine mining at and around large-scale copper- and cobalt-mining sites in DR Congo. Resources Policy, 65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2020.101584
Nordin, A. H. M., Smith, G. M., Bunskoek, R., et al. (2019). Towards global relational theorizing: a dialogue between Sinophone and Anglophone scholarship on relationalism. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 32(5), 570-581. https://doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2019.1643978