Listen to Cosmopolitan Routes/Roots keynote lecture by Professor Peter Geschiere
On November 2nd, Professor Peter Geschiere from UvA gave the keynote lecture at first Global Interactions conference.
Perils of Belonging - Autochthony, Citizenship and Exclusion, from Present-day Africa and the Netherlands to Classical Athens (mp3)
Chair: Peter Pels (FSW)
Discussants: Leo Lucassen (History), Ethan Mark (History)
PETER GESCHIERE is Professor of African Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam (earlier at Leiden University). Since 1971 he undertook historical-anthropological field-work in various parts of Cameroon and elsewhere in West Africa. He was visiting professor at Humboldt University (Berlin), Ecole des Hautes Etudes (Parijs), University of Columbia (New York), New School for Social Research (New York), University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), University of Cape Town, University of Yaounde I (Cameroon), University of Buea (Cameroon), University of Kisangani (Congo), University of Tromso (Norway). He is fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of Cameroon. In 2002 the African Studies Association (USA) gave him the award of ‘Distinguished Africanist of the year.’ He is board member and chair of the awards jury for the Prince Claus Fund, and co-editor of the journal Ethnography (with SAGE). His publications include The Modernity of Witchcraft: Politics and the Occult in Post-colonial Africa (Virginia UP); Globalization and Identity: Dialectics of Flow and Closure (Blackwell - with Birgit Meyer); The Forging of Nationhood (Manohar - with Gyanendra Pandey); and Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship and Exclusion in Africa and Europe (Chicago UP). He has also written numerous essays on various aspects of economy, society, and culture in West Africa. At present he works on a book on Witchcraft, Intimacy and Trust: Africa in Comparison. He supervised Ph.D.projects by students in the Netherlands, USA, Germany, Cameroon, South Africa and Mozambique.