People in Sociology - Faculty

Fraser Hall

Ebenezer Obadare

Fall 2013 Office Hours: 12:00-2:00 W
Email: obadare@ku.edu


Professor Obadare (PhD London School of Economics) has been a Ford Foundation International Fellow and Lord Dahrendorf (PhD) Scholar in the Centre for Civil Society, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a co-recipient of the Macarthur Foundation “Research and Writing” Grant for a project entitled, “Between the State and ‘Western Union’: Migration, Transnational Resource Flow and the Paradoxes of Citizenship in Nigeria.” Areas: Transnational Migration, Comparative Societies, Civil Society, Social Change, and Development in Africa.

 

HOW, IN THE FACE OF OVERWHELMING CIRCUMSTANCES, HAVE INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE IN POST-COLONIAL AFRICA?

.........If there is a story that is more compelling than the social, political and economic crisis which has ravaged African society for the better part of the past half-century, it is the continued resistance of those individuals and groups which, for the most part, have borne the brunt of this same crisis. Convinced of the usefulness of studying these responses for understanding social life in Africa, I am investigating how these various groups, who occupy different locations in African societies and often in the face of seemingly insuperable odds, engage in strategies of resistance.  My current research examines the new forms of social connections and networks fostered by the increasing dependence on foreign remittance by a large segment of the African population.

 

 


Fall 2013 Courses

  • Soc 650 Sociology of Transnational Migration
  • Soc 780 Advanced Topics: Civil Society and the State

 


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