Dr. Rogers Orock
Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Asst. Professor, African and African American Studies
135 Howe-Russell Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
Office No. 225-578-5246
2015: MA International Affairs, Paris School of International Affairs, Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Paris, France.
2014: Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark.
2009: Master of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki, Finland
2005: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Buea, Cameroon.
Refereed Journal Articles:
Forthcoming “Chinua Achebe’s Postcolony: A Literary Anthropology of Postcolonial Decadence.” (Accepted for Africa: Journal of International Africa Institute). Special Section on “Revisiting the Postcolony: Thirty Years After” (co-edited Wale Adebanwi and Rogers Orock).
2021 (with Peter Geschiere) “Decolonization, Freemasonry and the Rise of “Homosexuality” as a Public Issue in Cameroon: The Return of Dr. Aujoulat.” African Affairs 120 (478): 26–56. https://doi.org/10.1093/afraf/adaa027
2020 (with Peter Geschiere) “Anusocratie? Freemasonry, sexual transgression and illicit enrichment in postcolonial Africa.” Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute 95 (5): 831-851. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0001972020000650.
2019 “Rumours in War: Boko Haram and the Politics of Suspicion in French-Cameroon Relations.” Journal of Modern African Studies 57 (4): 567-587. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X19000508
2015 “Elites, Culture and Power: the Moral Politics of ‘Development’ in Cameroon,” Anthropological Quarterly 88 (2): 533-568. https://doi.org/10.1353/ANQ.2015.0028
2014a “SWELA, Ethnicity, and Democracy in Cameroon’s Patrimonial State: An Anthropological Critique.” Critique of Anthropology 34 (2): 204-233. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308275X13519273
2014b “Anglophone Elites and the Politics of Hosting Cameroon’s Head of State,” Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute 84 (2): 226-245. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0001972013000776
2014c “Crime, In/Security and Mob Justice: the Micropolitics of Sovereignty in Cameroon,” Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies 40 (2): 408–428. https://doi.org/10.1080/02533952.2014.942075.
2013 “Manyu Youths, Belonging and the Antinomies of Patrimonial Politics in Contemporary Cameroon,” Cultural Dynamics 25 (3), 269-290. https://doi.org/10.1177/0921374013495211.
Refereed Book Chapters:
In press “Encountering Cameroon’s Garrison State: Checkpoints, Expectations of Democracy, and the Anglophone Revolt,” in Wale Adebanwi, ed. Everyday State and Democracy in Africa: Rogers Orock CV 3 Ethnographic Encounters. Cambridge Centre of African Studies Series (Ohio University Press).
2021a ‘Introduction: The Logic of Elite Accountability in Africa’ in Wale Adebanwi and Roge rs Orock, eds., Elites and the Politics of Accountability in Africa. African Perspectives Series (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2021), pp. 1-29.
2021b ‘Elite Associations in Cameroon: SWELA, Development, and the Cultural Politics of
Redistribution’ in Wale Adebanwi and Rogers Orock, eds. Elites and the Politics of
Accountability in Africa. African Perspectives Series (Ann Arbor: University of
Michigan Press, 2021), pp. 249-279.
2019 ‘Precarious “Bigness”: A Big Man, His Funeral and His Women,’ in Deborah Posel and Ilana van Wyk, eds., Conspicuous Consumption in Africa (Johannesburg: Wits University Press), pp. 133-149.
African Studies Association (USA)
European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
African Studies for Association in the United Kingdom (ASAUK)
Royal Anthropological Society
Canadian Anthropology Society (CAS)
European Conference of African Studies (ECAS)