Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thinking Through Form: Meet the 2013 JWTC Participants

Samaila Suleiman
Samaila holds B.A. and M.A. in History from Bayero University, Kano.  He is the recipient of the Ibrahim El-Tayyeb prize for the Best Final Year Student in History in 2004. An Assistant Lecturer in the Department of History of the same university, Samaila is broadly passionate about the “technologies” of historical production in Nigeria with a focus on the Nigerian Middle belt region. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis “The Nigerian History Machine and the Production of the Middle Historiography” at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He recieved  the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship for doctoral research and completion in 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 respectively. 
My reason for attending the JWTC workshop on the "Life of Forms" is to engage in a cross-disciplinary conversation with scholars and practitioners from different intellectual backgrounds. I hope to gain useful methodological insights that could bear on my research project and establish networks with colleagues from both North and South. 

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