Elísio Macamo

Elísio Macamo

University of Basel

Elísio Macamo is a sociologist by training, Professor of African Studies and Director of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland. His is currently working on technological artefacts in African urban settings and is also interesting in understanding the contribution which Area Studies can make to the disciplines. To this end, he has been reflecting on ways of conceptualizing Africa which avoid the pitfall of representing the continent as a problem to be solved, but rather as an opportunity offered to social scientists to improve their theoretical, conceptual and methodological tools.