African Studies Workshop Featuring Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi


Monday, April 2, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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

Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi received a PhD in the History of Art and Archaeology from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, and her historical and ethnographic research focuses on spatial politics, urbanisms, and modernist culture and discourses, drawing from primary research in East Africa and South Asia.  She joins Barnard College, Columbia University in 2018. Anooradha is a current Fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University. She will present Domesticating the Margin in East Africa," and examines the construction of the East African borderland between present day Kenya/Somalia/Ethiopia (colonial Britain/Italy) through a history of modern territorial formation, settlement, and architecture. Discussant: Kay Shelemay.

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