African Studies Workshop Featuring Robyn d'Avignon


Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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


Robyn d’Avignon is Assistant Professor of African History at New York University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology and History at the University of Michigan in 2016. She is the McMillan-Stewart Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard. She is currently completing her first book manuscript, Shadow Geology: The Search for Subterranean Knowledge in West Africa. She will present Les Techniques Indigènes: ‘Customary’ Mining and Colonialism in French West AfricaDiscussant: Emmanuel Akyeampong.

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