The ASA is thrilled to announce its 2022 Fellowships for Carnegie supported scholars. This year, ASA will be hosting a virtual skills-building workshop focusing on presentation skills as well as the development and effective utilization of visual aids. The virtual format will allow greater accessibility and foster interdisciplinary, international mentorship with the participation of both peer-mentors and senior scholar mentors.

The workshop will be held September 23 & 24, 9am-12pm eastern, via Zoom. After a brief introduction, fellows will breakout into their topical groups with a Senior Mentor and a Peer Mentor to begin presentations of their scholarly work, focusing on effective communication and implementation of visual aids to augment their talk. This collaborative format will allow all participants to familiarize themselves with the nuance of the Fellows’ scholarship while providing constructive feedback to improve clarity and impact in their presentations. After the end of the first day, fellows will have an opportunity to integrate any feedback into their presentations. On the second day, fellows will present a slightly shorter presentation with the integrated feedback for further comment and collaborative discussion. Fellows are encouraged to reflect on what they found most compelling about their colleagues work and what they wish to hear more about. The second day will end with a more content focused discussion connecting the threads of each presentation to foster further interdisciplinary dialogue.

2022 CCNY Workshop Groups:

Building Sustainable Futures: Climate Change, Policy, & Urbanism

Workshop Senior Mentor: Sarah Westwood, Catalan African Studies Association
Workshop ESN/Peer Mentor: Bryan Kauma, Stellenbosch University

Grasses for Change: The hidden significance for Soil Health and Climate Change Mitigation
Bezaye Tessema, Addis Ababa University/Rhodes University, African Research Universities Alliance, Centers of Excellence

Preparation of [email protected] Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Durable and Efficient PEM-Fuel Cell for Sustainable Renewable Energy Generation
Pascal Fuseini Nbelayim, University of Ghana, CCNY supported projects at the University of Ghana

Universities’ ethical and ecological responsibility: Innovative institutional practices and engagement of policy actors to reduce climate footprint and promote sustainability
David Ssekamatte, Uganda Management Institute, CCNY supported fellows at the University of Pretoria Future Africa Institute

My Home, My Garden, Our Future: Creating Climate Smart Green Cities
Natasha Mwila, University of Zambia, CCNY supported projects at Makerere University

The Agriculture Promotion Policy and Sustainable Food Security in Nigeria
Benyin Akande, University of Calabar, Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa

Women’s Role & Representation in Health, Healing, & Disability

Workshop Senior Mentor: Seulgie Lim, Bates College
Workshop ESN/Peer Mentor: Breeanna Elliott, Yale University

Lived experiences of migrating informal caregivers in a tertiary health facility in southwest Nigeria
Kudus Adebayo, University of Ibadan, Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa

Enhancing digital technology to address Maternal Mortality in Uganda
Sawuya Nakijoba, University of Cape Town, CCNY supported projects at the University of Cape Town

Enhancing women participation in health and wellness in different communities in Uganda
Jane Namukobe, Makerere University, Regional Initiative in Science and Education

“I thought I belonged, but I was abandoned to myself”: Marginalised belonging and the ensuing decline in well-being among divorced Ethiopian female migrants in South Africa
Henrietta Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town, African Humanities Program

A scoping review examining physical activity interventions for the management of hypertension
Mandisa Simamane, University of the Witwatersrand, Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment at the University of the Witwatersrand

African Urbanities: Dynamic Histories, Contemporary Spaces

Workshop Senior Mentor: Matthew Emerson, Amherst College
Workshop ESN/Peer Mentor: Elizabeth Adeyemo, University of Notre Dame

Jos and Environs: Emergence, Growth and Future Challenges of a City in Central Nigeria
Macham Mangut, University of Jos, African Humanities Program

Towards a ‘Theory from the South’: Mobility and Sociality in Africa’s Emerging Urban
Rufaro Mushonga, University of Witwatersrand, African Research Universities Alliance, Centers of Excellence

Treasure in the Slum: Resilience, Ingenuity and Infrastructural Catastrophe in the Commercial City of Aba (Nigeria)
Jacinta Chiamaka Nwaka, University of Benin, African Peacebuilding Network

Urbanization and the Socio-Cultural Fate of Indigenous Communities in Cameroon; A Focus on the City of Douala
Kaze Tindo Narcisse Saturnin, The University of Yaounde I, African Peacebuilding Network

Aesthetics of Marginality: Representation of Dar es Salaam Urban Marginality in Swahili Music and Letters
Imani Sanga, University of Dar es Salaam, African Humanities Program

Workshop Facilitators:
Alix Saba, ASA Interim Executive Director
Reed Couvillon, Rutgers University