Project presentations and conference papers


  • “Retelling the story of development”
    Paper presented in the Staff and Postgraduate Students Seminar at the Department of Literature, Linguistics and Foreign Languages, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 13 February 2020.
  • “Kenyan writers and the discourse of development”
    Project presentation in the Departmental Seminar Series at the Literature Department, Moi University, Eldoret, 6 February 2020.


  • "African literatures and (post-)development thought”
    Paper presented at the 18th Triennial Conference of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS).
    University of Auckland, New Zealand, 15-19 July 2019.
  • Martina Kopf and Anke Graneß: “From dialogue to polylogue: comparing feminist thought from Africa, Latin America and the Middle East”
    Paper presented at the 8th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) on “Connections and Disruptions”.
    University of Edinburgh, 11-14 June 2019.
  • “Becoming Pan-African: transnational thought in Binyavanga Wainaina (2011) One Day I Will Write About This Place
    Paper presented at the international conference on “The Long History of Pan-African Intellectual Activism: More Than a Centenary, 1919-2019”.
    University of Vienna, Department of African Studies, 16-17 May 2019.


  • "Scattered testimony: Kenyan writers on the genocide in Rwanda"
    Paper presented in the Afrika Kolloquium am Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften (IAAW), Humboldt Universität Berlin, 4 July 2018.