Pan-African Scholarship, Black Entrepreneurship, and Digital African Studies
Dr. Chambi Chachage (Princeton) discusses his intellectual journey from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town, Edinburgh, and Cambridge, Mass., his book manuscript on the history of Black entrepreneurs in Dar, and the changing role of digital humanities in the field of African studies. The interview concludes with Chachage’s insights on the controversial recent elections in Tanzania.
Dr. Chachage’s early life and education in Tanzania and South Africa.
Chachage’s doctoral dissertation and book manuscript, focusing on the role of an African entrepreneurial class in shaping Tanzanian history.
Nature and impact of economic privatization in Tanzania.
Chachage’s work on Digital African Humanities.
How digital humanities initiatives are reconfiguring the field of African studies.
Resolving the tension between conventional academic fields and digital humanities.
Chachage’s insights on the controversial 2020 elections in Tanzania.
Wrap up and outro.