African Studies Workshop Featuring Danai Mupotsa


Monday, April 19, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Virtual Event - Details Below


Presenting: Breathing Grief

Danai Mupotsa Profile Photo

Danai S. Mupotsa is a Senior Lecturer in African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She specialises in gender and sexualities, black intellectual traditions and histories, intimacy and affect and feminist pedagogies. She is a member of the editorial collective of Agenda, sits on the editorial board of the Brill series in youth cultures and serves on the executive board of the International Girlhood Studies Association. In 2018, she published her first collection of poetry entitled feeling and ugly. The Portuguese translation, feio e ugly was published in 2020 by Editora Trinta Zero (Maputo). Danai is a 2020 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equality.

Discussant: George Paul Meiu (Harvard University)


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