African Studies Workshops 2012-2013

The 2012-13 African Studies Workshop culminated with the Extractive Economies and the State in Contemporary Africa conference, held April 2013.  Watch conference videos here.

Achille Mbembe – September 10, 2012

Presenting Africa in Theory


George Paul Meiu – September 24, 2012

Presenting Beach-Boy Elders and Young Big-Men: Queering the Temporalities of Aging in Kenya’s Ethno-Erotic Economies


Duncan Kennedy – October 1, 2012

Presenting African Poverty

Hlonipha Mokoena – October 15, 2012

Presenting “I See A Different You”: Township Aesthetics, Fashion and the Emergence of Self-Representational Photography in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Joshua Walker – October 22, 2012

Presenting Torn Dollars and War-Wounded Banknotes: Money, Exchange, and Materiality in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Biodun Jeyifo – November 5, 2012

Presenting Language, Servitude, Freedom: For and Against Ngugi

John Mugane – February 4, 2013

Presenting Linguistic Incarceration: Rethinking Language Learning from the Global South


Julie Livingston – February 11, 2013

Presenting After Antiretrovirals, During Cancer, Before Death in an African Oncology Ward