CGTN Africa: 40-minute panel discussion on Talk Africa

CGTN Africa description: Faced with the new realities of social isolation & massive job losses, millions of those unable to adapt have faced difficult mental health challenges. Experts & researchers have recorded a spike in psychological problems since the outbreak of COVID-19. The World Health Organization says fear, worry & stress are normal human responsesContinue reading “CGTN Africa: 40-minute panel discussion on Talk Africa”

Navigating the Global Job Market for Africanists: panel discussion

In the second of a two-part series on navigating the academic job market for Africanists, I – along with AfriSem in the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University – hosted “Navigating the Global Job Market for Africanists” with three wonderful panelists. Recording to be available soon – please contact me if you’re interested in watching!Continue reading “Navigating the Global Job Market for Africanists: panel discussion”

COVID-19 and mental health in the NGO sector in South Africa: findings and discussion

Amidst the abrupt demands of a rapidly shifting social environment and the exacerbation of existing psychosocial and economic problems during COVID-19, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) rose to the challenge and quickly mobilised to carry the burden of the social, economic, and community impacts of the pandemic. NGOs in South Africa provided essential emergency relief and life-savingContinue reading “COVID-19 and mental health in the NGO sector in South Africa: findings and discussion”

OPPORTUNITY: Postdoc on mental health and developmental science at Harvard Medical School (PI: Liu)

The Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to take part in a Harvard Medical School research fellowship program (T32), with mentorship provided by the Director, Dr. Cindy Liu. The position would start between June – September 2021 and continue for 2 years (contingent on good standing in the first year). This isContinue reading “OPPORTUNITY: Postdoc on mental health and developmental science at Harvard Medical School (PI: Liu)”

UPDATE: Navigating the US Job Market for Africanists

Moderated a great discussion with fellow panelists Ashley Ngozi Agbasoga, Delali Kumavie, and Mlondi Zondi on tackling the job market. Major plug for pre-doctoral fellowships, which for many in the qualitative social sciences and humanities, are a direct conduit for competitive postdocs and tenure track positions. Thanks to the Program for African Studies and theContinue reading “UPDATE: Navigating the US Job Market for Africanists”

TIPS: Quick primer on qualitative research and scale development for mental health (and whatever you want!)

– First you’ll want a general background in qual research and methods, this is a great intro qual research textbook. This will teach you logic and methods in qual work, as well as analysis etc.  Mack, N. (2005). Qualitative research methods: A data collector’s field guide.  http://repository.umpwr.ac.id:8080/bitstream/handle/123456789/3721/Qualitative%20Research%20Methods_Mack%20et%20al_05.pdf?sequence=1 – This is becoming a foundational text onContinue reading “TIPS: Quick primer on qualitative research and scale development for mental health (and whatever you want!)”

OPPORTUNITY: Communications Coordinator at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (Johannesburg)

We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated Communications Coordinator with excellent communication and social media skills to support the internal communications team. Responsibilities and Duties Strategy support Work closely with the communications team to support and assist with implementing a social media and communications strategy that incorporates best practices that will enable HE2RO to growContinue reading “OPPORTUNITY: Communications Coordinator at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (Johannesburg)”

OPPORTUNITY: Data Science For All (Deadline: 14 March 2021)

Data Science For All / Empowerment offers the best data analytics training in the world. AI is changing jobs in every industry and accessing the jobs of tomorrow requires data fluency. Our program, taught by instructors from top universities like Harvard and MIT, is an immersive 13-week (Saturdays only, 10AM-8PM ET) training program in practicalContinue reading “OPPORTUNITY: Data Science For All (Deadline: 14 March 2021)”