African Studies Workshops 2013-2014

The 2013-14 African Studies Workshop culminated with the Chiefship and the Customary in Contemporary Africa conference, held April 2014.  Watch conference videos here.  


Achille Mbembe – September 9, 2013

Presenting Twenty Years After Apartheid: South Africa as an Idea


Sara Byala – September 23, 2013

The Museum as Archive: Introduction to ‘A Place that Matters Yet: John Gubbins’s MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World’


Olaf Zenker – September 30, 2013

De-judicialisation, outsourced review and all too flexible bureaucracies in South African land restitution

Jeremy Seekings – October 7, 2013

In defence of the ‘underclass’: social and economic exclusion in post-apartheid South Africa

Bjorn Enge Bertelsen – October 28, 2013

Effervescence and Ephemerality: Dynamics of Urban Rioting and State Sovereignty in Mozambique


Paul Farmer – November 11, 2013

Advancing Global Health Equity: Lessons from Rwanda

Adeline Masquelier – December 2, 2013

Pumping Iron at the Fada: Beans, Bodily Capital, and the Warrior Ethos


Andrew Apter – February 3, 2014

History in the Dungeon: Spectral Spaces and Sovereign Signs in Cape Coast Castle, Ghana

Rosalind Shaw – February 10, 2014

The TRC, the NGO, and the Child: Young people and post-conflict futures in Sierra Leone


Kay Kaufman Shelemay – March 3, 2014

Listening to Ethiopia’s South:  Music, Musicians, and the Performance of Oromo Nationalism


Adam Ashforth – March 24, 2014

Witchcraft, Justice, and Human Rights: Cases from Malawi


Robert Bates – March 31, 2014

Democracy and Growth: Evidence from Africa


Brian Larkin – April 7, 2014

Techniques of Inattention: The Mediality of Loudspeakers in Nigeria


Nancy Rose Hunt – April 14, 2014

Colonial Nervousness and a Nervous State


Stephen Clingman – April 28, 2014

Pathologies of the Boundary: South African Fiction