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September 2015

African Studies Workshop featuring Ato Quayson

September 14 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Ato Quayson
Ato Quayson is the Professor and Director, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronoto. Quayson will be presenting “Urban Morphology and the Infrastructures of Street Life on Oxford Street, Accra.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Ayodeji Ogunnaike

September 21 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Ayodeji Ogunnaike
Ayodeji Ogunnaike is a graduate student of African Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Ogannaike will be presenting “Comprehensive Religion: Traditional Religion(s) and the Expanding and Contracting Sacred Canopy.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Loren Landau

September 28 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Loren Landau
Loren Landau is the Henry J. Leir Chair in Migration Studies at Tuft University. Landua will be presenting “Rights and Recognition in Africa’s Urban Estuaries: Reflections on Social Membership in a Mobile Era.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »
October 2015

African Studies Workshop featuring Amber Reed

October 5 @ 5:15 am - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Amber Reed
Amber Reed is a Post-doctoral Fellow in Anthropology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Reed will be presenting “Nostalgia, Neoliberalism, and Democracy in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring John Thornton

October 19 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
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John Thornton
John Thornton is a Professor of African American Studies and History, and the Director of African American Studies Program at Boston University. Thornton will be presenting “Looking for ‘Roots’:  Historical Truth and Fiction in the life of Kunta Kinte.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Yazid Ben Hounet

October 26 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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Yazid Ben Hounet
Yazid Ben Hounet is a Visiting Scholar of Anthropology at New York University. He will be presenting “Crimes and compensations in postcolonial Algeria and Sudan: navigating between the social, the legal and the moral.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »
November 2015

African Studies Workshop featuring Deborah Durham

November 2 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 United States
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Deborah Durham is a  Visiting Scholar for the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Durham will be presenting “Cars versus houses: moral choices in middle-income Botswana.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Neil Roos

November 9 @ 6:15 am - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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Neil Roos
Neil Roos is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University as well as an Associate Professor of History at University of the Free State. Roos will be presenting “Work and ideology in the apartheid civil service, 1948‐1961: The Public Service Commission and the rule of regulation.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Lorena Rizzo

November 16 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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Lorena Rizzo
Lorena Rizzo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Basel. Rizzo will be presenting “Probing ‘Presence’ – Photographies and Policing in Colonial Southern Africa.” A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv.  It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique and discussion, under the moderation of the Workshop Chair.… Read more » Find out more »

African Studies Workshop featuring Wendy Laura Belcher

November 30 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall,
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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Wendy Belcher
Wendy Laura Belcher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Belcher will be presenting “Same-Sex Intimacies in an Early Modern African Text about an Ethiopian Female Saint, Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros (1672)”.… Read more » Find out more »
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