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Climate Change and Environmental Politics in Africa

Junior Scholars' Workshop

PASR x UMP6 Rabat

January 11-12, Rabat, Morocco

Excessive heat, droughts, and extreme weather events have centered the problems of climate change and intersecting environmental concerns in Africa, as in the rest of the world. Responding to the transformative impact of these changes has been complicated by the global nature of the challenges and their local manifestations, as well as by the political implications, distributional questions, and uncertain efficacy of proposed responses. Governmental approaches have often been technical in nature, which risks neglecting the sociological dimensions and lived experiences of the encounter between citizens, states, and global processes.


To explore the distinctive environmental challenges affecting the African continent, The Program on African Social Research in collaboration with Rabat International University invites proposals from early career scholars for a workshop to be held on January 11-12 in Rabat, Morocco. We are open to scholars from any academic discipline, and encourage innovative approaches, transregional thinking, and comparative analysis. Original papers prepared for the workshop should be approximately 2500-3000 words and will be revised for inclusion in an issue of the open-access journal African Social Research. Preference will be given to scholars based at African institutions, but all proposals will be considered for inclusion.


To apply, please send a one paragraph biography including your current affiliation and academic level as well as an abstract of no more than 300 words to by September 18, 2022.

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