African Studies Workshop featuring Youssef Carter


Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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

Youssef Carter is a College Fellow in the departments of Anthropology and African & African-American Studies at Harvard University. Prior to coming to Harvard as a visiting faculty member, he was a Research Fellow for the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Visiting Scholar in the department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

His forthcoming manuscript explores the healing practices, migrations, and exchanges that define the Mustafawi Tariqa of the United States, Spain, and Senegal. Through extensive ethnographic inquiry concerning embodied religious devotions and patterns of exchange, he explores the forms of indebtedness and techniques of pedagogy that structure diasporic networks linking Sufi practitioners in South Carolina and Spain with those in Senegal.


He will be presenting: Daydreaming about Diaspora.

Discussant: Paul Clarke



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