The police murder of George Floyd sparked supportive protests in Africa against excessive use of force by the state. This panel will examine both contemporary and historic use of nonviolent resistance in Africa to excessive force by the state in including extrajudicial killings by police.

Please email draft proposals to [email protected] by March 14.

My paper examines contemporary nonviolent resistance to extrajudicial killings by young activists in the informal settlements of Nairobi and middle class apathy regarding the issue, but papers can include a wide range of non-violent resistance. I am quite flexible in working with you on shaping the final abstract if needed. You can also reach me at 601-434-3804.