Young LeidenASA

Young LeidenASA aims at bringing together Leiden based PhD candidates and junior researchers with a focus on the African continent. Twice yearly a workshop/networking event is organized, specifically for this group of young researchers. PhD candidates from other universities are also welcome to attend these events.

In order to get more insight in PhD research on Africa (disciplines, themes, countries), an overview of more than 200 PhD candidates was compiled in recent years. This overview provides the working title, key words, and email address of the PhD candidates (worldwide, though mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium). With this information, the PhD candidates can also easily contact other students whose research is of interest to them (university websites tend to provide very limited information when it comes to their PhD candidates). If you'd like your details to be included in the overview, please send an email to Maaike Westra ( providing the working title of your research, some key words that describe your research, your country/countries of focus and the name of the university where you are registered as a PhD candidate.