The MIDEQ South-South Migration Hub invites you to the first in its ‘Share Out’ series of free, virtual, public webinars.

Join us and Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town and MIDEQ Advisory Board Member, for a presentation of his recent paper, 'COVID-19 and the Resilience of Systemic Suppression, Oppression and Repression.'

Professor Louis Herns Marcelin of the University of Miami and Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), and MIDEQ Co-Director, will chair the event.

About this event

COVID-19 offers an opportunity to critically review prevalent, neoliberal assumptions about the notion of resilience. Professor Nyamnjoh argues that those assumptions deceptively overstate the agency and power of ordinary people to change their circumstances, while distracting from the resilience of structural power and privilege. In order to generate true resilience to, rather than reinforce, suppression, oppression and repression, he calls for carefully negotiated and inclusive action, creativity and innovative and convivial solidarity.

Date and time

24 November 2020 from 11:00 - 12:30 GMT


  • 11:00 to 11:05 - Welcome - Professor Heaven Crawley, Coventry University, MIDEQ Director
  • 11:05 to 11:50 - Presentation - ‘COVID-19 and the Resilience of Systemic Suppression, Oppression and Repression’ - Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town, MIDEQ Advisory Board member
  • 11:50 to 12:05 - Conversation - Professor Nyamnjoh with Professor Louis Herns Marcelin, University of Miami, Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), MIDEQ Co-Director
  • 12:05 to 12:30 - Q&A - open forum for questions and discussion


More details including joining links and access to the paper and presentation will be provided upon registration. We look forward to welcoming you.