My new research project (“Multiscalar gendered temporalities in southeastern African history: Oral voices, lived and inherited pasts, and the deep testimony of time in language”) studies the relation between individual lived time and the longterm and large-scale time of conceptual history.
The focus of the project is specifically on the deeper gendered histories of power among the Yaawo language communities in the cross-border region of present-day Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania in southeastern Africa.
The project proposes that examining different timescales side by side allows for more complex narratives about gender and power in African pasts and presents.
The project is funded by the Research Council of Finland 2023-2027.
Website of research project: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/gentempo-africa/