Writing and Publishing Critical Political Economies in Africa

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Cameroon and Ethiopia.
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These 4-day intensive writing workshops will bring together Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across Ethiopia and Cameroon. Curated by leading scholars in African political economy and social history, the workshops will integrate three important aspects of creating and sustaining critical writing cultures and practice.

These include: (1) Sessions that historicise and contextualise dominant patterns and trends within international academic publishing in the last twenty years, including sessions on promoting international collaboration, institutional expectations and regional opportunities. (2) Hands-on praxis-driven sessions that hone writing aptitudes by building upon concrete tools and practices of writing in the social sciences, including grant writing, targeting journals, responding to reviewers' comments, skills-building, circumventing 'predatory publishers’, and more. (3) Workshopping sessions that deliver targeted feedback on participants’ working papers by experienced editors and global experts in the political economies of poverty.

Workshop Team: Dr Amber Murrey, University of Oxford; Professor Wuhibegezer Ferede, Bahir Dar University; Dr Walter Gam Nkwi, University of Buea

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