This panel aims to address a particular form of urban mobilities in relation to the urban culture it embodies in the African contexts. We attempt to build up theoretical connection between cultures of movements and meanings of everyday life in African studies meanwhile echoing trends in mobilities studies and urban studies with African cases. Thus, we call for research proposals on various forms of urban transport, including but not restricted to bicycles, tricycles (e.g. keke in Nigeria), motorcycles, minibuses (e.g. tro-tro in Ghana, matatu in Kenya), buses, cars, and trains.

Proposal should include a name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title, an abstract of no more than 250 words and a short biography of no more than 50 words. Please send your proposal to hxiao35[at]wisc.edu and Jennifer.hart4[at]wayne.edu by March 8.