Identities and Borders in Africa

junio 14, 2012 – junio 16, 2012

COORDINADORES: Marta Patrício | Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues


”Borders and Identities in Africa” is a research project funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) of Portugal, which took place between May 2010 and May 2012. The main objective of this research project was to analyze the relationship between African ethnic groups divided by international colonial borders, including the relationships established within them and with other social actors – including the state and local institutions. It was intended to contribute to increased knowledge on the ethnic identity and the ongoing changes in the locations studied by the project team members (Angola / Namibia, Senegal / Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia / Eritrea, Ghana / Togo, Mozambique / Zimbabwe), to identify the strategies of social actors and social relations in general and how they are affected and shaped by ethnic identities. This panel at CIEA8 would be an excellent opportunity for the project researchers to present the final conclusions of their research and of the comparative analysis, as well as the contributions to African Borderland Research Network ( in which the project is integrated. Other researchers working on African border issues are invited to submit proposals as well.<

Idiomas: Inglés, Portugués y Español

Formato: Discussant

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