Divine Fuh

Divine Fuh

Director, HUMA

Divine Fuh is a social anthropologist at the University of Cape Town and Director of HUMA – the Institute for Humanities in Africa, at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He was Director of Publications and Dissemination Programme at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) from 2017–2019. He joined UCT in 2012, from the University of Basel where he was a researcher in the Chair for Research and Methodology at the Institute for Sociology. He has taught at the Universities of Basel, Cape Town, Western Cape, Stellenbosch, and has been visiting lecturer at the Universities of Brasilia, Tokyo, and Gaston Berger. His research focuses on the politics of suffering and smiling, particularly on how urban youth seek ways of smiling in the midst of their suffering. He has researched Botswana, Cameroon, Senegal and South Africa. His current work focuses on the political economy of Pan-African knowledge production, and also on AI and the ethics of care in Africa. He was trained at the Universities of Buea in Cameroon (BSc), Botswana in Gaborone (MA), and Basel in Switzerland (PhD). He has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin (ZMO), and guest at the African Studies Centre Leiden. Divine is Founding Managing Editor of Langaa Research and Publishing, has been Chair of the Council of Management of the Africa Book Collective. He is the current Co-Chair of the Global Africa Group (GAG) of the World Universities Council (WUN).

All Sessions by Divine Fuh

08:30 - 10:00

ASAA2022 Welcome and Opening

Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre
18:00 - 20:00

What Does the IPCC Report Mean for Eastern and Southern Africa?

Rooftop Foyer, Conference Centre

IDRC Pre-Conference Climate Debate. A two-hour debate informed by over 14 years of IDRC-funded applied research on climate change. More