African Studies Workshop Featuring Claudia Gastrow


Monday, March 15, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Virtual Event - Details Below


Presenting: Musseque City: Urban Autochthony in Luanda

Claudia Glastrow Profile Photo

Claudia Gastrow is an anthropologist of Southern Africa specializing in issues of land, urbanism, housing, informality and governance, with a special focus on Angola. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2014, and currently an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She has published on the politics of the urban redevelopment of Angola’s capital, Luanda, with particular focus on tensions over land, housing and architecture. Her current research project explores the role of informal institutions in producing citizens’ relationships to the state in Angola.

Discussant: Delia Wendel (MIT)


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.  

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ORGANIZER(S):  Harvard University Center for African Studies