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My field of teaching and research is Africa, from a global perspective, with an emphasis on intellectual history, religious history, political history and African Diaspora. My doctoral thesis on Alioune Diop’s intellectual development, which will appear as a book, took an interdisciplinary approach combining intellectual history, religious history, political history, as well as art history. In December 2017, I ended my second year as Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Rhodes University in South Africa. During this experience, I have improved my profile as lecturer and researcher. I will avail any stimulating environment in order to valorize my academic experience. I am capable to play an important role in developing curriculum in history through courses and research activities which will emphasize the challenges posed to Africa in connection with the current global context. In the particular case of the undergraduate level, my pedagogical approach which combines lectures and mentoring will aim to arouse once for all the interest of the students in African history through materials like readings, maps, videos, discourses, comments on historical texts and appointments with students concerning the understanding of my courses. I have good communication skills and an ability to collaborate readily with other scholars. My rigor, my creative approach as well as my concern for the students’ success, are values that are appreciated. I hope to make a significant intellectual contribution through my work, to any academic institution if given the opportunity.


Dr. Etienne Lock

+237677357526

lock_etienne@yahoo.fr

 

Education

2014: PhD in History (Charles-de-Gaulle University, Lille 3 - France) (Summa cum laude)

2008: Master in History (Catholic University of Central Africa, Yaoundé - Cameroon)

2000: Bachelor in Philosophy (Seminary of Douala - Cameroon)

Research interests

Africa, Global history, Intellectual history, Religious history, Political history, African Diaspora

Research project

Présence Africaine and the critique of universal in the 20th century

Academic experience

2016 and 2017: Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer, Rhodes University, Grahamstown (South Africa)

2017: External reviewer for the special issue of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies

2017: Initiator of a workshop on “Insurgencies in Contemporary Africa” at Rhodes University (August 3)

2016 (April): Research fellow, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja (Nigeria)

2015-    : Contributor for the academic website “Blackpast.org” (directed by Professor Quintard Taylor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

2010-2015: Member of Northern Institute of Research in History (IRHiS), Charles-de-Gaulle University of Lille (France)

2012-2014: Chair of an international conference project on the relation between Christianity and Culture in Africa, Catholic University of Lille (France)

2009-2011: Visiting Lecturer, Institute for Governance in Central Africa, Yaoundé, (Cameroon)

Administrative experience

2014-2015:  Specialist advisor for history, Lemaitre publishing (Brussels, Belgium)

2006-2008: Board member of a Cameroonian non-governmental organization: “Reprodij” (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

2005-2006: Vice Principal of Saint Charles Borromée secondary college (Douala, Cameroon)

Book in press (Paris, Editions L’Harmattan)

Le dépassement du conflit “Identité africaine-Catholicisme” dans l’intinéraire intellectual d’Alioune Diop (Overcoming the conflict between African identity and Catholicism in the intellectual journey of Alioune Diop)

Book chapters

E. Lock, « La panafricaine épiscopale au concile Vatican II : simple tactique ou souci de représentativité ? » (The panafricaine épiscopale in the Second Vatican Council: mere tactic or true concern for representation?), in La dramatique conciliaire: forthcoming book (Lille, Northern University Press)

E. Lock, « Le rôle de Présence Africaine dans le rayonnement intellectuel d’Aimé Césaire » (The role of Présence Africaine in the intellectual development of Aimé Césaire) in Aimé Césaire: œuvre et héritage, Paris, Jean-Michel Place Editions, 2017, pp. 372-386

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

E. Lock, “History’s value to conflict and security studies in Africa”, submitted to African Studies Quarterly on November 17, 2017; under external review

E. Lock, “The concept of ‘Republic’ in the Francophone African States”, submitted to African Historical Review on March 7, 2017; under external review

E. Lock, « La théologie africaine dans l’engagement d’Alioune Diop » (African theology in the intellectual journey of Alioune Diop), Mélanges de sciences religieuses, vol. 72, n° 4, 2015, pp. 17-30.

E. Lock, “La problématique de l’intellectuel en Afrique noire, hier et aujourd’hui” (The problem of the African intellectual: yesterday and today), in Journal of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 23, 2014, pp. 249-262

E. Lock, “Alioune Diop et la naissance de l’Afrique noire contemporaine” (Alioune Diop and the birth of contemporary Africa), in L’Année Mosaïque, n° 2, 2013, pp. 149-164

E. Lock, “L’art comme écriture en Afrique noire” (Art as writing in Africa), in Journal of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 22, 2013, pp. 259-269

Work in progress

E. Lock, “The intellectual dimension of the Second World Festival of African Arts and its relevance today”, article in progress to be submitted to African Studies

Conference papers

E. Lock, « Le premier Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres et la question identitaire et intellectuelle négro-africaine » (The First World Festival of Negro Arts and the African identity issue), in First World Festival of Negro Arts: Memory and Topicality (1966-2016): International conference for the Fiftieth anniversary of the First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar (Senegal), November 8-10, 2016

E. Lock, “The role of Présence Africaine in the awakening of the African Diaspora in France in the twentieth century” in Migrations and Flows: 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Baltimore (USA), November 21-24, 2013

E. Lock, « Tradition et Modernité dans le rapport christianisme-culture en Afrique » (Tradition and Modernity in the relation between Christianity and Culture in Africa) in La théologie africaine: évolution historique et problématiques actuelles: International conference at the Catholic University of Lille (France), October 18, 2013

E. Lock, « L’émancipation de l’identité négro-africaine au XXe siècle » (The emancipation of Negro-African identity in the 20th century) in L’Afrique en mutations: International conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies, Laval University of Quebec (Canada), May 2-4, 2012

Public lectures

“Security problems in Nigeria and Cameroon: some historical explanations”: public lecture at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja (Nigeria), April 13 and 28, 2016.

“Religion et société: la laïcité en Afrique sub-saharienne” (Religion and society: secularism in sub-Saharan Africa): public lecture at the Institute for Governance in Central Africa, Yaoundé (Cameroon), September 20, 2013.

Already received research funding

2017: Research grants (Rhodes University)

2016: Research grants (Rhodes University)

2016: Research grants (Andrew W. Mellon)

2013: Travel grants (Charles-de-Gaulle University, Lille)

2012: Travel grants (Charles-de-Gaulle University, Lille)

2011: Research grants (Foundation of France)

2010: Research grants (Foundation of France)

Professional affiliation

Northern Institute of Research in History (IRHiS): Associate member

African Studies Association: Former member

Languages

French, English, Bassa

 


Article dans une revue3 documents

  • Etienne Lock. La problématique de l'intellectuel en Afrique noire, hier et aujourd'hui (The problem of the African Intellectual: Yesterday and Today). Journal of Oriental and African Studies, Athanasius Th. Photopoulos, 2014, 23, pp.249-262. 〈hal-01132999〉
  • Etienne Lock. Alioune Diop et la naissance de l'Afrique noire contemporaine (Alioune Diop and the birth of contemporary Africa). L'Année Mosaïque, EME Editions, 2013, Figurations du conflit, pp.149-164. 〈http://revuemosaique.net〉. 〈hal-01081565v1〉
  • Etienne Lock. L'Art comme Ecriture en Afrique noire (Art as Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa). Journal of Oriental and African Studies, Athanasius Th. Photopoulos, 2013, 22, pp.259-269. 〈http://joastudies.wordpress.com〉. 〈hal-01081563〉

Thèse2 documents

  • Etienne Lock. Identité africaine et catholicisme : problématique de la rencontre de deux notions à travers l'itinéraire d'Alioune Diop, 1956-1995. Histoire. Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille III, 2014. Français. 〈NNT : 2014LIL30018〉. 〈tel-01196696〉
  • Etienne Lock. Identité africaine et Catholicisme: problématique de la rencontre de deux notions à travers l'itinéraire d'Alioune Diop (1956-1995) [African identity and Catholicism: two conflicting concepts in the intellectual journey of Alioune Diop (1956-1995)]. Histoire. Université Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille 3, 2014. Français. 〈tel-01081571〉