CIDA supports Global Development Studies project
A multi-year partnership between Queen’s and the University of Cape Town (UCT) provides internships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or community-based organizations for up to five undergraduate and two master’s students from Queen’s each year.
In addition, four UCT graduate students over four years will spend a term at Queen’s for independent study, curriculum development and internship work with NGOs in the Kingston community. And Queen’s and UCT will focus on Aboriginal rights and reconciliation via web seminars and social media.
“This partnership will open up exciting internship opportunities for our students and will also allow Queen’s faculty to strengthen their working relationships with colleagues at UCT,” says Marc Epprecht, acting head of Queen’s Global Development Studies (DEVS).
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- Heterosexual Africa?
Heterosexual Africa? aims to understand an enduring stereotype about Africa and Africans. It asks how Africa came to be defined as a “homosexual-free zone” during the colonial era, and how this idea not only survived the transition to independence but flourished under conditions of globalization and early panicky responses to HIV/AIDS.
- Dr. Marc Epprecht
My research interests include: Social history in southern Africa, especially the colonial era; gender and sexuality more broadly, especially cultural constructions of non-normative sexualities (lgbti, msm, wsw, etc) and contestations around masculinities; HIV/AIDS; environment and health, especially in urban contexts in South Africa; contestations over development throughout Africa but especially Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South Africa, and KwaZulu-Natal; pedagogy for development (e.g., methods and ethics of work-study abroad programs); the politics of public history.