CANCELLED - African Studies Workshop Featuring Rebecca Tapscott


Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:15pm to 8:00pm

Rebecca Tapscott is an Ambizione Research Fellow at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and a visiting fellow at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the London School of Economics. Her research interests include political violence, security, and authoritarianism; gender—particularly masculinities—and the state; and institutions of ethical review as they pertain to knowledge production and global governance. She will present Arbitrary governance in modern authoritarian regimes: Informal security and social control in Uganda. Discussant: Daniel Agbiboa (Harvard University).

This event will be transitioning to meet online (details to follow). Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, our upcoming events are subject to change and/or cancellation.  For updates on Harvard's response to the virus visit

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chairs. 

ORGANIZER(S):  Harvard University Center for African Studies