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Researching Citizenship Education in Post-Colonial Africa - Ridwan Osman

January 15, 2013

Africa Research Student Network (AfNet) in partnership with the Centre for African Studies
University of London presents:

AfNet Seminar Series

Researching Citizenship Education in Post-Colonial Africa

Ridwan Osman, PhD Candidate

Cambridge University

24 January 2013

5-6.30pm
Room 4421
SOAS College Buildings
All welcome

 

For more information contact: africaresearch@soas.ac.uk

In Africa, citizenship is both difficult to conceptualize and research on. The colonial history of the continent and the subsequent post-colonial state led to a situation where the study of citizenship and citizenship education follow a methodological and philosophical conceptualization that does not reflect the realities in the continent. Based on my experience of living and studying in Africa, and my current post-graduate work in UK, I will critique the current approach to the study of citizenship and citizenship education and propose a ‘grounded’, ‘holistic’ and ‘plural’ methodology, with more consideration to both its historical development and sociopolitical context.

 

Ridwan Osman is a PhD Candidate at CambridgeUniversity. He is also a citizen of Somaliland and will discuss his experience being a part of two vastly different research cultures and the impact for African researchers doing doctoral work in the UK