Upcoming Events

  • 2017 Aug 24

    Re-imagining Africa: A Call to Action

    Aug 24 (All day) to Aug 26 (All day)

    Location: 

    Mövenpick Hotel, Accra, Ghana

    The Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum (HAAAF) brings together global thought leaders, development practitioners, politicians, business leaders, alumni, students and friends of Harvard and Africa. The Action Forum will focus on inspiring participants to re-imagine “Our” Africa, and how we envision the future. “Re-imagining Africa: A Call to Action”, aims to initiate conversations, foster relationships and develop recommendations to address challenges that impact various sectors on the continent.

    Today, Africa is changing and we must begin to make real strides and

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  • 2017 Sep 11

    African Studies Workshop Featuring James Ferguson

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. His research has focused on southern Africa (especially Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, and Namibia), and has engaged a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues. He will present Proletarian Politics Today: From Historical Analogy to Distributive Politics.

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the 

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  • 2017 Sep 18

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Yuka Suzuki

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Yuka Suzuki is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bard College. Her research focuses on the cultural politics of nature and the nonhuman, race, whiteness, and postcolonial belonging in Southern Africa. She will present Cecil the Lion and the Stardom of Charismatic Species.

    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.  

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  • 2017 Sep 25

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Riina Turtio

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Riina Turtio has recently completed a PhD in International History at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Her PhD dissertation approached the wider topic of decolonization and state-building in francophone West Africa by analyzing Guinean, Ivoirian and Voltaic decisions in building their national militaries. She will present Foreign military aid in building postcolonial states in francophone West Africa 1958-1974. 

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the 

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  • 2017 Oct 02

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Elizaveta Fouksman

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    lizaveta Fouksman received her doctorate in International Development from the University of Oxford in 2015, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. For the 2017-18 academic year, Liz is a Berggruen Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. She will present Universalizing social protection and the moral imperative of labor: Support and resistance from Southern Africa.

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African

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  • 2017 Oct 16

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Lowell Brower

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Lowell Brower is a PhD candidate in the Department of African & African American Studies at Harvard University. He will present Once Upon a Time' in the Land of 'Never Again': Oral Literature in Post-Genocide Rwanda. 

    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

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  • 2017 Oct 23

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Nanna Schneidermann

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Nanna Schneidermann is a social anthropologist born, raised and educated in Aarhus, Denmark. She now works as a postdoc at Oslo and Akershus University College in Norway as part of MediAfrica, a research project investigating the role of new media in social change in Africa. She will present Who cooks and who eats? Artists as cultural brokers in Ugandan election campaigns. 

    A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African

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  • 2017 Oct 30

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Monica Popescu

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Monica Popescu is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of African Literatures at McGill University. she will present African Literatures, Postcolonial Studies and the Cold War. 

    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

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  • 2017 Nov 06

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Cati Coe

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Cati Coe is Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, Camden. She will present Beyond Kin Care: Openness to New Age Scripts in Southern Ghana. 

    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

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  • 2017 Nov 13

    African Studies Workshop Featuring Hélène Neveu Kringelbach

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Dr. Hélène Neveu Kringelbach is a Lecturer in African Studies at University College London. She has carried out fieldwork in Senegal, France and the UK. She will present Love and family across borders: the Senegalese experience.

    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

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