how to participate
The workshop is open to Kenyan and international students and professionals with demonstrated interest in the general theme. Prospective participants should send a motivation letter (up to 500 words in length), as well as their CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 15 August 2015. Final decisions will be communicated by September 1, 2015. Participants who attend the entire workshop will be granted a certificate.
The workshop organizers also encourage participation by academics and other professionals (e.g. politicians and policy makers, artists, and journalists), who are interested in being invited to speak to the workshop participants. Prospective speakers should send an abstract of their proposed lecture, as well as a short biography (one paragraph), to email@example.com, by August 15, 2015. Invited speakers will have an opportunity to discuss their ideas with other experts, and may explore further collaborations through an upcoming publication and involvement in a follow-up research project.
- - Middle class and religion;
- - (Self-)portrayal of the middle class through various art forms;
- - Presentations of class in popular Kenyan imagination and media;
- - Education;
- - Eco-social costs and the growing middle class;
- - Relations between class and rural-urban geographic mobility;
- - Nairobi’s middle class, employment, and the in/formal markets;
- - Socio-economic ascension, consumption habits and saving strategies;
- - etc.
- - Certificate of participation;
- - Collaboration with national and international scholars, artist, journalists, etc;
- - One-on-one engagement with local policy makers;
- - Possibility to acquire hands-on research skills for
- - socio-geographical mapping;
- - Prospect of an edited publication;
- - Participation is free, catering provided.