Institut

für

Afrikastudien

Herr Dr. Christopher J. Lee

 
Einladende Institution: Iwalewahaus
Aufenthalt: 27. Mai 2017 - 03. Juni 2017
Heimatuni: Lafayette University (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
Informationen zur Person: Christopher J. Lee is an associate professor of history at Lafayette College, USA. He has published four previous books and travels frequently. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, Chronicle of Higher Education, Christian Science Monitor, Africa is a Country, The Point (Chicago), and the Mail & Guardian (South Africa). Before, he was a Lecturer at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa and in the Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He previously taught in the United States and Canada, for example, at Stanford, Harvard, and Dalhousie Universities and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his PhD in African History from Stanford University. Trained as a socio-cultural historian, his teaching and research interests concern the social, political, and intellectual histories of southern Africa. His recent work has addressed decolonisation and the politics of the Indian Ocean during the Cold War. He was a Working Group G “Future(s) as societal Project(s): Actors and their visions in Africa and beyond” Guest Fellow at the Bayreuth Academy in June 2016. In 2017, he was part of the organizational team of the workgroup “After Socialism: Forgotten Legacies and Possible Futures in Africa and Beyond” of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies and organized a workshop together with Constantin Katsakioris (Bayreuth Academy) and Nadine Siegert (Iwalewahaus).