African Studies Workshop Featuring Amah Edoh


Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Center for African Studies Lounge - 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor

M. Amah Edoh is Assistant Professor of African Studies in the Global Studies and Languages program at MIT. Her work interrogates the politics of knowledge production about Africa. Centering on material and visual objects traveling between African locations and Europe and North America, Edoh’s research asks what the production and circulation of these forms makes visible about Africa’s place in the world.  She will present Tailor-made, tailor-making: Expertise and the negotiation of social status in contemporary West Africa. Discussant: Lilia Kilburn.

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 Chairs.

ORGANIZER(S):  Harvard University Center for African Studies