Lecture: Transnational Migrants Remittances and Social Development in Benin City, Nigeria

19. November 2020 - 12:30

As part of the ALMA Research Series digital in the winter semester, the sociologist Uyi Benjamin Edegbe presents his paper "Transnational Migrants Remittances and Social Development in Benin City, Nigeria", Julia Tischler (history) will discuss it.

The event takes place digital via zoom. Please register (name, first name, email address; at the bottom). You will receive a zoom link for participation.

Further lectures in this series:

17.12.2020 The Rural Rejuvenation Strategy: Power and Subordination in Chinas' Latest Rural Modernization Efforts   Paper by René Trappel, (sinology); Discussant: Sandra Destradi (political science)

21.01.2021 Being an Istanbulite: The Value of Resistance During a Time of Urban Governance Through Massive Projects     Paper by Ayşegül Can (urban studies), Discussant: Aylin de Tapia (islamic studies)  

18.02.2020 Law on Domestic Violence and Mapuche Justice. An analysis from decolonial feminism    Paper by Sheila Fernández Miguez (law), Discussant: Rosa Lehmann (social science)


ALMA Research Series – Freiburg’s interdisciplinary colloquium on social transformations in Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

In 2016, the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) has launched the ALMA research series in cooperation with Freiburg University. The research series aims at interconnecting research interests from different parts of the university and affiliated institutes. ALMA places particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity: a feature that is also evident in the discussion format, which includes presenters and discussants from different disciplinary backgrounds. The overall focus lies on empirical-comparative analyses of socio-political phenomena in extra-European areas and societies. The main target group of the ALMA series includes social sciences and humanities scholars that are currently pursuing a PhD and/or pursuing advanced/postdoctoral research projects.

The lectures take place on Thursdays from 12.30 – 2 pm  – four to six times during term.


Photos: Lagos: structures-of-lagos-ccgKsI2_Tbc-unsplash, Asia: CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash


Lecture: Transnational Migrants Remittances and Social Development in Benin City, Nigeria, Speaker: Uyi Benjamin Edegbe