Event Date: May 4, 2010 - 2:00 pm
Location: Social Science Building, 120 University pvt, Room 4004
A talk by Jana Hönke, Free University Berlin.
Co-sponsor: School of Political Studies.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.
Jana Hönke is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the DFG Research Centre 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” at the Freie Universität Berlin. Currently, she is a visiting fellow at the Centre of International Policy Studies and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa (February-June 2010). She is currently working on global discourses and local security practices of transnational mining companies in Africa. Her research interests comprise African politics, business in politics, security governance, Western security and development interventions, processes of de/reterritorialisation, and discourse theory. She has been a visiting scholar at the Sociology of Work Unit at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and at the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town. She has also worked as a research assistant in the DFG project “Governance beyond the state: Donor policies in Africa’s new social spaces” with Ulf Engel at the University of Leipzig. After studying African Studies, Political Science and Economics at the University of Leipzig and the Centre d’Étude d’Afrique Noir at the IEP Bordeaux, Jana is about to receive a doctoral degree in political science from the Freie Universität Berlin.