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Contact: Professor Marit Østebø

SCDA Working Group

The Social Change and Development in Africa working group’s overall aim is to facilitate discussions of critical and informed character on a broad range of issues related to social change and development in Africa. This includes a focus on both intended and prescribed development initiatives undertaken by governments, national, transnational actors and NGOs, and on the more subtle changes and developments that occur independent of specific intentions.

Our bi-weekly meetings will feature 15 mins long presentations of work in progress by UF faculty members or students to be discussed in light of a pre-assigned reading. We welcome faculty and students (both undergraduate and graduate) with diverse research interests related to development and social change in Africa and the African diaspora.