African Ecologies: Interdisciplinary writing and mentoring workshop

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Eastern Africa.
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Building on well-established collaborations between the Leeds University Centre for African Studies, the British Institute in Eastern Africa, and the African Association for the Study of Religions, this project amplifies our joint commitment to, and experience with, mentoring early-career researchers. Under the theme of “African Ecologies”, the project works with Africa-based early-career arts, humanities and social science researchers, supporting them in developing their writing skills, preparing their work for publication, building their research profile, and strengthening their networks. At the centre of the project is a three-day intensive writing and mentoring workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, where participants will receive feedback on draft papers from senior academics and journal editors, while also receiving training in important academic skills, such as interdisciplinarity, peer review, and grant application. The workshop is embedded in a process of continued mentoring and online training, in order to significantly enhance the career and research profile of participants.

Workshop team: Professor Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds; Professor Damaris Parsitau, The British Institute in East Africa; Dr Abel Ugba, University of Leeds.

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