2010: Dar es Salaam

2010 APSA Africa Workshop

The 2010 APSA Africa Workshop on "Global Perspectives on Politics and Gender" was convened in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from July 18 to August 6, in partnership with the Gender Centre at the University of Dar es Salaam. It was led by Gretchen Bauer from the University of Delaware, Shireen Abdool Aziz Hassim from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, Fenella Mukangara from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Aili Mari Tripp from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

2010 APSA Africa Workshop

The Dar es Salaam workshop brought together 26 political scientists from across Africa and the United States. 18 Africa-based participants from 11 different countries and four US-based graduate students were competitively selected. This diverse group included 14 women and 8 men, as well as scholars ranging in age from their twenties to their early fifties.


The workshop focused on the recent fast-paced changes in Africa regarding women, gender, and politics within a broad comparative context by exploring six sub-themes. There were 18 sessions structured around required readings (see the 2010 Reading List), with discussions taking place in smaller groups. At the outset of the workshop, the workshop leaders scheduled an intensive writing workshop for participants. Time was also set aside for participants to work on their own research and meet with workshop leaders to discuss and receive feedback on their article manuscripts. Additionally, the workshop leaders offered seminars on strengthening participants' professional skills in such areas as publishing, grant writing, and networking. Guest speakers, social events, and local outings were also part of the calendar (see the 2010 Workshop Schedule), including trips to Mikumi, Zanzibar, and Bagamoyo.

A special word of thanks goes to the USDM Gender Centre staff and the four workshop leaders for their respective roles in this very successful event.

Participants' research manuscripts are publicly available online through the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) as part of APSA's Africa Workshop Working Paper Series.


Africa-based participants:
• Olajide Akanji, Nigeria
• Agnes Apusigah, Ghana
• Bonnie Ayodele, Nigeria
• Naima Benlarabi, Morocco
• Lotsmart N. Fonjong, Cameroon
• Peace Medie, Ghana
• Chiseche Salome Mibenge, Zambia
• Sethunya Mosime, Botswana
• Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Nigeria
• Uchenna Idoko, Nigeria
• Oyeleye Oyelade Dairo, Nigeria
• Daniel Kere, Burkina Faso
• Anne Karanja, Kenya
• Rasel Madaha, Tanzania
• Lydia Apori Nkansah, Ghana
• Freedom Onuoha, Nigeria
• Herman Touo, Cameroon
• Alex Ng'Oma, Zambia

US-based graduate students:
• Kara Ellerby, University of Arizona
• Alice Kang, University of Wisconsin- Madison
• Ayuko Nimura, Northwestern University
• Taylor Price, University of Wisconsin-Madison