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Alcinda Honwana is the Centennial Professor of Anthropology and International Development and strategic director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa. Professor Honwana undertakes research on political conflict and politics of culture and the impact of war on children, youth, and women, as well as on youth politics, social movements, and political protest. Her most recent books include Youth and Revolution in Tunisia and The Time of Youth: Work, Social Change, and Politics in Africa.