Place-Based Interdisciplinary Study Abroad in Senegal: Geography, Global Studies, and Francophone Studies
This article outlines a faculty-led, interdisciplinary study abroad program to Dakar, Senegal, in 2014 and 2016 sponsored by South Dakota State University (SDSU) and hosted by the West African Research Center (WARC). This article highlights in particular the contributions of Geography, Global Studies, and Francophone Studies to program design and execution. Broadly, the program goals were to interrogate processes of globalization on places that are often at the margins of the global political economy. Globalization is a key topic of inquiry for Geography, Global Studies, and Francophone Studies and is approached in complementary ways by the different fields. Senegal was selected as the site for our study as it is an economic, cultural, and political hub of West Africa. West Africa is often described as a peripheral region, and the aim was to challenge this hierarchy by focusing on how globalization is mediated and negotiated in a particular place.
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DOI of Published Version
Hungerford, Hilary and Enz, Molly Krueger, "Place-Based Interdisciplinary Study Abroad in Senegal: Geography, Global Studies, and Francophone Studies" (2021). School of American and Global Studies Faculty Publications with a focus on Modern Languages and Global Studies. 37.