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UMAPS Research Colloquium Series

Science Policy, Black Feminist Thought and Maternal Health in Africa

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (2-4:30 PM) – Register in advance »

Joseph M. Sieka (Liberia)
“Addressing the Second and Third Delays: Using a WhatsApp-based Referral & Obstetrics Triage System in Liberia”

Justine Germo Nzweundji (Cameroon)
“Mapping Study of STEM Undergraduate Education in Cameroon”

Ann L. Moagi (South Africa)
“Investigating Intersecting Challenges and Sexual Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers from Lesotho Into South Africa Households”


Energy Practices, Population Dynamics, and Cultures of Resistance in Africa

Tuesday, November 1 (4-6 PM) – Register in advance »

Samuel Boahen (Ghana)
“What If Disaster Strikes the Water-energy-food Nexus System?”

Thembelihle Luthuli (South Africa)
“Factors Associated with Depression in South Africa”

Rodwell Makombe (South Africa)
“Change Without Change: The Specter of Mugabeism in Kapfupi and Marabha’s Comic Videos of the Post-Mugabe Era”


Ritual Dance, Artificial Intelligence, and Multimedia Subjectivities in Africa

Monday, November 7 (2-4:30 PM) – Register in advance »

Narh Hargoe (Ghana)
Klama Religious Dance in Ghana: Encountering Dangme Culture”

Nancy Judith Awori (Kenya)
“Sexual Minorities Representation in Films”

Ugochi Adaku Okengwu (Nigeria)
“Sentiment Analysis on Climate Change Using Deep Learning”


Thermodynamics, Locality, and Elite Politics in Africa

Monday, November 21 (2-4:30 PM) – Register in advance »

Uwitonze Pierre Celestin (Rwanda)
“Alternative Ideas of African Students in Thermodynamics Concepts”

Anne Jepkemboi (Uganda)
“The Political Economy of Sugar Production and Development: Uganda 1930-2018”

Celso Monjane (Mozambique)
“The Political Economy of Linkages in the Mozambique's Commodity Sector”