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Chair for Sociology of Africa - Prof. Dr. Jana Hönke

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Welcome to the Chair for Sociology of Africa

The Sociology of Africa chair group engages in internationally renowned research and teaching that centres on two themes: the International Political Sociology of Africa, and Peace and Conflict Studies/Critical Security Studies.

  • Contributes to the development of sociology and the interdisciplinary focus on Africa in Bayreuth
  • At the interface of the Department of Sociology and of African Studies; participates in the Cluster of Excellence Africa Multiple.
  • Transdisciplinary work bridges sociology and political science with new theoretical, conceptual and methodological innovations.
  • Our sociological 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, and MA Development Studies).
  • Networking and cooperation with African colleagues and institutions includes a European Research Council (ERC) project with colleagues in Brazil, China, Mozambique and Tanzania.
  • Regional networking is linked to previous research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, and South Africa.

Core themes:

The International Political Sociology of Africa

Peace and Conflict Studies/Critical Security Studies

Most Recent Publications

  • Beyond the Gatekeeper State: African Infrastructure Hubs as Sites of Experimentation. Jana Hönke. Third World Thematics. Published online: 18 Apr 2018

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