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Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Marginality, mobility, communication: Case studies from the Sahel Region

Lecture by Dr Mirjam de Bruijn on 1 March 2017 at BICC in BICC's Brown Bag Lecture Series "Displacement and Development".

Mirjam de Bruijn will talk about marginality (social and economic exclusion), mobility, and communication referring to cases from her recent fieldwork in Tchad. The lecture will reflect examples from the research programme ‘Mobile Africa Revisited’, a comparative study of the interrelationship between Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), agency, marginality and mobility patterns in Africa,and the study ‘Connecting in times of duress: understanding communication and conflict in Middle Africa’s mobile margins’. Especially she will refer to urban youth and artists and their role in political movements. 

Invitation (pdf)