Working Group

The Working Group on China-Africa is a cross-regional, interdisciplinary group of leading scholars. It helps guide the China-Africa Knowledge Project’s planning process to build more generative connections between scholars across disciplines and regions relevant for understanding Africa’s engagement with China and other emerging powers. This initial focus on China and Africa will serve as a model to explore new narratives and relationships in a changing global order.

Members of the Working Group*

Christopher ALDEN, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Reader, Department of International Relations

Deborah BRÄUTIGAM, Johns Hopkins University Professor of International Development and Comparative Politics, and Director of the International Development Program

Tatiana CARAYANNIS, Social Science Research Council Project Director, China-Africa Knowledge Project, and Deputy Director, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)

Mamadou DIOUF, Columbia University Director, Institute of African Studies Leitner Professor of African Studies, and Board of Directors Chair, Social Science Research Council

HE Wenping, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Professor and Research Director, African Studies Section, Institute of West Asian and African Studies

Ron KASSIMIR, Social Science Research Council Senior Advisor, Africa Programs

Jackie KLOPP, Columbia University Associate Research Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development 

Daniel LARGE, Central European University Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy; Research Associate, South African Institute of International Affairsand Director, Sudan Open Archive

LI Anshan, Peking University Professor, School of International Studies, and Director, Center for African Studies 

LIU Haifang, Peking University Associate Professor, School of International Studies, and Center for African Studies 

Jamie MONSON, Macalester College Professor and Chair, Department of History 

Yoon Jung PARK, CA/AC Network Convener and China-Africa Knowledge Project Consultant

Luke Anthony PATEY, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Senior Researcher

Stephanie RUPP, Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY) Associate Professor

Ebrima SALL, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Executive Secretary 

Jason TOWER, American Friends Service Committee (China) North East Asia Quaker International Affairs Representative

Christopher UDRY, Yale University Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, Department of Economics Affiliated with Yale’s Economic Growth Center and Council on African Studies

* as of July 2015