Dr Tesfaye, Facil
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.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2017-05-01||Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Fellowship 2017-18: University Research Services, HKU||Research Achievement|
|2015-04-01||Faculty Research Award for Junior Tenure-Track Professoriate Staff: Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2017-05-01||HKU Overseas Fellowship Award 2017-18: University Research Services, HKU||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|09/2010 - 09/2011||Member||Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS)|
|09/2008 - 09/2013||Member||Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS)|
|09/2012 - 09/2016||Affiliate||Groupe de Recherche sur les Pratiques et les Politiques Statistiques (GREPPS), UQAM|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Amharic, English, French, German||阿姆哈拉語、英語、法語、德語|
|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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