Sunday, March 16, 2014

Asian Women in Africa: Scholars

In a bizarre celebration of International Women's Day, hosts Winslow Robertson and Dr. Nkemjika Kalu explore what it means to be an Asian women in an African country. This week, we had three guests share their experiences as Asian women scholars who do on-the-ground research in Africa: Prof. Yoon Jung Park, convener/coordinator of the (world-famous) Chinese in Africa/Africans in China (CA/AC) Research Network, who is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University with affiliations as Senior Research Associate of the Sociology Department at Rhodes University; Solange Guo Chatelard, a PhD candidate at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and an associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Germany, whose work studying Chinese communities in Zambia got her a job a production assistant in the film "When China Met Africa"; and Vivian Lu, a PhD student at Stanford University's Department of Anthropology looking at economic networks linking African merchants to production and trade sites of everyday goods in Asia and Africa. Lucky us!

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