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Dr Tesfaye, Facil

Title:
Assistant Professor
Programme Director (African Studies)

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2007Université du Québec à MontréalMA in Political Science
2013McGill UniversityPhD in History
Biography

Dr. Tesfaye, who holds an undergraduate diploma in African Studies and Political Science from Humboldt University, Berlin and an MA in Political Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), undertook a doctorate at the Indian Ocean World Centre in McGill's Department of History on late 19th century German colonial medical history in Africa.

He has considerable experience as an organizer, teacher and researcher. His work experience includes attachments as a documentalist to the European Community delegation to Addis Abeba (1993-7). While studying in Berlin, he served on the administrative councils of the African Students Union (1999) and Ecumenical Centre for Foreign Students (2001-02), as well as helping to organize a conference on Religious Plurality in Ethiopia ("Religiöse Pluralität in Afrika ausgehend vom Beispiel Äthiopiens") at Humboldt University. He has served as a Research Assistant to Professor Rainer Mackensen of the Department of Social Sciences, at the Technische Universität, Berlin (2003-4), and as a Tutor at the Centre Paolo Freire, Department of Political Science, UQAM (2007). In addition to the courses he taught in 2011 and 2013, he has served as a Teaching Assistant to various Professors of the Department of History at McGill University (2007-2012), as well as to Professor Jean-Pierre Beaud of the Department of Political Science, UQAM (2005-2006).

Dr. Tesfaye has presented papers at a number of international conferences and published on various Africa related issues. He has gained a number of scholarly awards during his years as a graduate student and speaks fluent Amharic, English, French and German.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2015-04-01Faculty Research Award for Junior Tenure-Track Professoriate Staff: Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/2010 - 09/2011MemberAssociation Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS)
09/2008 - 09/2013MemberCanadian Association of African Studies (CAAS)
09/2012 - 09/2016AffiliateGroupe de Recherche sur les Pratiques et les Politiques Statistiques (GREPPS), UQAM
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Post colonialism
History of medicine / disease in Africa
History of colonial statistical practices in Africa
German colonial medical history in Africa
Colonial and post colonial African history
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
Amharic, English, French, German阿姆哈拉語、英語、法語、德語
Amharic阿姆哈拉語
English英語
French法語
German德語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
Amharic, English, French, German阿姆哈拉文、英文、法文、德文
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