Kokou Azamede is associate professor in the Department of German Studies of the University of Lomé. He was postdoctoral research fellow of DAAD (2010 & 2014 in Bremen), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (2012-2013). His research interests are Postcolonial Cultural Theories (inter- and transcultural studies); German Colonialism, German Christian Missions, German colonial photography in West Africa. He created the website http://kolonialfotografie.com/ for pedagogical introduction to the use of colonial images from Togo.
2021/2022 First Term
Gertrude Aba Mansah Eyifa-Dzidzienyo is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Arts, College of Humanities at the University of Ghana. She holds a Ph.D. and an MPhil. in Archaeology. Her research foci include museology, heritage management and preservation, gender issues in archeology, and ethnography. Her current research focus is on issues associated with museums and restitution of cultural materials in Ghana.
Stefanie Michels teaches at the Institute of Historical Studies at the University of Duesseldorf. She studied in Cologne and London and worked at the Universities of Cologne, Hannover, Frankfurt, Vienna, Heidelberg and Hamburg. Her research focusses on German colonial history, the global history of photography, regional history and imperial history, and African cultural goods in German museums.
Vivian Afi Dzokoto, PhD is a cultural and clinical psychologist. She is a Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Her research foci include User Experiences in African Payment Spaces and the Cultural Grounding of Affect and Psychopathology In West African Settings.
Michael Stasik is an anthropologist working on the intersection of urban cultures, economies and mobilities in West Africa. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. He obtained his MPhil from the African Studies Centre Leiden and his PhD from the University of Bayreuth, where he also worked as lecturer in anthropology.
Rogers Orock is a senior fellow of MIASA and a senior lecturer in anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. His scholarship focuses on elites, leadership, and political imagination in Central and West Africa. He is most recently the co-editor (with Wale Adebanwi) of Elites and the Politics of Accountability in Africa.
Lamine Doumbia is a postdoctoral researcher (individual fellow) at the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa – University of Ghana, Legon. His current research project is about urban land governance and bureaucratisation in Bamako, Ouagadougou and Dakar, Senegal - Mimicry and Hybridisation of logics.