École doctorale euro-africaine pour l'étude du changement social et du developpement
This French- and English-speaking doctoral school (Ecole doctorale) is an initiative that brings scholars and PhD-students together for intensive doctoral workshops. The doctoral school has its origin in the Euro-African Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development (APAD). Participating scholars include the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Marseille), African Studies Centre Leiden, and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), together with the universities of Provence, Louvain-la-Neuve, Leuven, Bruxelles, Mainz, Roskilde, and Uppsala. The doctoral school is an informal network of scholars, and until today funding is sought for to prepare each doctoral school.
The common theoretical interest is geared towards an anthropology of social dynamics and development based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork. The regional focus is mainly on West Africa. At the doctoral school PhD-students from participating institutions have the opportunity to present their research findings to a group of senior scholars thereby giving substantial input to the individual doctoral project to the benefit of the student and supervisor.
At doctoral schools in Louvaine-la-Neuve in November 2003, in Uppsala in May 2005 and in Aix-en-Provence in May 2007, in Brussels in April 2009 and in Leuven in April 2011, Sten Hagberg has participated together with Uppsala PhD-candidates Ulrika Andersson, Awa Ba, Jesper Bjarnesen, Sandra Campana-Wadman, Gabriella Körling, Molly Sundberg and Sita Zougouri. In May 2005 the doctoral school was co-organised by Uppsala University and Roskilde University.
Recently the doctoral school was organised in Leuven (Belgium) in 14-15 April 2011 with the following Uppsala participants: Sten Hagberg together with PhD-candidates Jesper Bjarnesen and Molly Sundberg.