Jennifer Chansa

Jennifer is a postdoctoral fellow at the International Studies Group. Jennifer holds a BA degree in History and Library and Information Studies from the University of Zambia, and a MA in African Studies from the University of Basel. Her MA thesis 'The “Urbanization” of Colonial Mine Labor in Zambia: An Analysis on the Godfrey Wilson Papers on Broken Hill Mine (1938-1941)' drew largely from Wilson’s original field notes and lends a new perspective to his anthropological contribution to the study of Zambian labour history. Prior to her PhD, Jennifer taught various African history courses at the University of Zambia. Jennifer’s research interests include mining, labour and environmental history; as well as African anthropology.


2017: International Studies Group PhD Scholarship (University of the Free State)

2013: Josef und Olga Tomcsik-Stiftung

2013: Fritz Sarasin-Stiftung

2013: Stiftung für Theologische und Philosophische Studien

2013: Differenzstipendium

2012-2014: Stipendium für Nachwuchskräfte aus Entwicklungsländern des Kantons Basel-Stadt

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