The Nordic Africa Institute


1st AMMODI Key Note Address, with Nanjala Nyabola

Time • 17 Jun 2021 12:00 - 13:15
Place • Zoom

Welcome to the 1st AMMODI Key Note address, a public lecture with author, scholar and activist Nanjala Nyabola External link, opens in new window.. The lecture will be followed by the annual network meeting of the Collaborative Working Group on African Migration, Mobility and Displacement External link, opens in new window. (AMMODI), which is open to researchers and policy experts interested in these themes.

Key Note - Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola is an independent writer and researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work focuses on the intersection between technology, media, and society. She holds a BA in African Studies and Political Science from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in African Studies and an MSc in Forced Migration, both from the University of Oxford, as well as a JD from Harvard Law School. She has held numerous research associate positions including with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), and other institutions, while also working as a research lead for several projects on human rights broadly and digital rights specifically around the world. She has been published in several academic journals including the African Security Review and the Women’s Studies Quarterly, and contributed to numerous edited collections. Nanjala also writes commentary for publications like The Nation, Al Jazeera, The Boston Review and others. She is the author of Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya (Zed Books, 2018) and Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move (Hurst Books, 2020).

This Key Note webinar is free and open for all, attendance by registration.

The AMMODI Network

The research network on African Migration, Mobility, and Displacement, AMMODI is a Collaborative Research Group (CRG) under the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies External link, opens in new window. (AEGIS), which hosts a growing number of thematically defined collaborative groups.

The website features the AMMODI blog, which publishes easily accessible contributions for advancing our understanding of African migrations, mobilities, and displacements in all their diversity. The blog contributions are ordered into three thematic categories; Research notes, Policy notes, and Field notes, which are described in more detail on the site.

The AMMODI coordinators are Dr. Jesper Bjarnesen, Senior Researcher at The Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden and Dr. Franzisca Zanker External link, opens in new window., Senior researcher, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute. University of Freiburg, Germany.

Date: 17 June

Time: 13:15-13:45 CEST


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