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Nov
15
2016

Papa Sow - En route to/from Hell: Dreams of Adventure and Traumatic Experiences Among West Africa "Boat People" to "Europe"

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Nancy Hickey   847.467.1507

Group: Anthropology Department

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Papa Sow - En route to/from Hell: Dreams of Adventure and Traumatic Experiences Among West Africa "Boat People" to "Europe"

Since the legal path for migration from Africa to Europe is full of obstacles, in particular the visa market, which is lucrative for European consulates but frustrating and humiliating for the potential migrants, the irregular path becomes even more attractive.

Co-sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Dr. Papa Sow is Spanish, born Senegalese (West Africa), MA from the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis (Senegal), PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). He undertook post-Doctoral studies in the former Center for Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick (UK). Since 2011, he is working as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research-Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University of Bonn (Germany). He is intervening in the project WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) funded by the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Research and Education). His latest publications talk about migrations, environmental changes, and politics of natural resource management, local development and complex ecosystems.

 

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