So by this time next week, I’ll be on my way to the big African Studies Association 58th Annual Meeting, ASA2015, in San Diego, California, USA. The conference has the theme: The State and the Study of Africa and will be happening 19-22 November. It is an enormous event which attracts over 2000 scholars! I am terribly excited and have the following hopes:
- getting some feedback on my research. I am presenting a paper in a panel called: Rethinking Decolonialization: Institutions, Archives and Identities (Session VII- D1, Fri 20th, 2-3.45pm). My paper is how university students in Ghana and their narratives can help decolonializing migration studies.
- meeting with other researchers, both interested in Ghana (as under the Ghana Studies Association meeting scheduled for Fri 20th at 7.30pm) and in migration and higher eduction.
- tweeting (follow me on @kajsaha) and Periscoping!
- learning more about publishing and post-doc opportunities.
- finding books and initiatives in the exhibit that accompanies the conference.
- experiencing some art and maybe good food in the world-reknowned Balboa Park in San Diego.
- meeting up with other African Studies tweeps, see my list below.Tweets from https://twitter.com/kajsaha/lists/asa2015