Professor Jean Muteba Rahier was awarded a 2020 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (CADF, https://www.iie.org/programs/carnegie-african-diaspora-fellowship-program). For the duration of that CADF, Professor Rahier will continue contributing to the development of the new doctoral program in anthropology (created in 2017), housed in the Unité de Recherche en Ingénierie Culturelle et Anthropologie (URICA, https://www.facebook.com/pg/laic.ethos/posts/); in English "Research Unit in Cultural Engineering and Anthropology"), of the Université Cheikh Anta Diop(UCAD, https://www.ucad.sn/) in Dakar, Senegal. Professor Rahier will lead two doctoral seminars ("Anthropology of Affect and Emotions" and "Anthropology of Globalization"), advise URICA-UCAD doctoral students, and conduct collaborative research with URICA-UCAD faculty. Professor Rahier has been collaborating with the URICA-UCAD since 2017. At his initiative, FIU and the UCAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2013.
This is the second CADF awarded to Professor Rahier. The first was awarded to him and FIU Religious Studies Professor Albert Wuaku in 2017 to contribute to the development of doctoral programs in two universities in Ghana: the University of Accra's Institute of African Studies, and the University of Cape Coast's Department of Religious Studies.