Professor Marc Epprecht receives Desmond Tutu Award
Marc Epprecht of the Department of Global Development Studies has received the Desmond Tutu Award recognizing his "Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Sexuality in Africa."
Professor Epprecht was honoured for his numerous "ground-breaking" publications in scholarly and popular form, as well as his role in mentoring young African researchers.
The award is given annually by the International Resources Network-Africa, an arm of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the City University of New York. CLAGS was founded in 1991 as the first university-based research centre in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities. IRN-Africa aims to foster comparative and collaborative projects among researchers, advance curricular and course development, and widen the availability of scholarly resources to both academic and activist researchers in Africa.