Otu Kwame Edwin is currently an Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Otu recently completed a draft of his book manuscript entitled, Amphibious Subjects: Sassoi and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana, which was submitted to Indiana University Press. An ethnographic project on a community of self-identified effeminate men, known in local parlance as sassoi, the book draws on African philosophy, African/black feminisms, and African and African diasporic literature to make sense of how sassoi navigate homophobia and the increased visibility of LGBT human rights politics in neoliberal Ghana.
He will be presenting: Amphibious Subjects: Sassoi and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana.
Discussant: Matthew Leslie Santana
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
EVENT WEBSITE: https://africa.harvard.edu/african-studies-workshop-0