Title VI Funded

Content for which, the majority of funding orginates through the Harvard University Center for African Studies' Title VI grant. 

2018 Apr 23

African Studies Workshop Featuring Adam Habib

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Adam Habib is an academic, researcher, activist, administrator, and renowned political commentator and columnist. Habib is currently the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He is also the Chair of Universities South Africa, which represents vice-chancellors and higher education in the country. He will present #FeesMustFall and the Advancement of Social Justice. Discussant: Lawrence Bobo.

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2018 Apr 16

African Studies Workshop Featuring Daniel Smith

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Daniel Smith Jordan joined the Department of Anthropology at Brown University in 2001. He received an AB in Sociology from Harvard University in 1983, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1989, and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University in 1999. He will present Every Household Is Its Own Local Government: Informal Economies and Entrepreneurial Infrastructure in Nigeria. Discussant: Jacob Olupona.

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2018 Apr 09

African Studies Workshop Featuring Lauren Coyle Rosen

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Lauren Coyle Rosen is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University. She trained as a cultural anthropologist and as a lawyer. She received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago (2014) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (2008). Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of legal and political anthropology, critical theory, historical ethnography, epistemology, spirituality, subjectivity, psychoanalysis, capitalism, dialectics, and symbolic power. She will present Spectral Laws of Gold in Ghana. Discussant: Emmanuel...

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2018 Apr 02

African Studies Workshop Featuring Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi received a PhD in the History of Art and Archaeology from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, and her historical and ethnographic research focuses on spatial politics, urbanisms, and modernist culture and discourses, drawing from primary research in East Africa and South Asia.  She joins Barnard College, Columbia University in 2018. Anooradha is a current Fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University. She will present Domesticating the Margin in East Africa," and examines the construction of the East...

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2018 Mar 26

African Studies Workshop Featuring Joanna Davidson

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Joanna Davidson is an Assistant Professor at Boston University. She is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include cultural conceptions of knowledge, anthropological engagements with development, and the politics of storytelling. Dr. Davidson has conducted ethnographic research in Guinea-Bissau since 1999, where she has focused on rural West Africans’ responses to environmental and economic change. She will present The Problem of Widows: Making and Unmaking Marriage in Rural West Africa. Discussant: George Meiu.

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2018 Mar 19

African Studies Workshop Featuring Julie Kleinman

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Julie Kleinman is an urban anthropologist working in France and francophone West Africa. Her research examines how migration changes urban spaces and social relations. From Spring 2018, she is a McMillan-Stewart Fellow at the Hutchins Center’s W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute of Harvard University. She will present Freedoms to Circulate: Rethinking Borders and Belonging Through West African Mobility. Discussant: Ingrid Monson.

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2018 Mar 05

African Studies Workshop Featuring Sindiso Mnisi-Weeks

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy of Excluded Populations in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT).  She will present Disempowering Rights: The Unintended Consequences of Rights Discourse(s) in South Africa's Legal Culture Clash. Discussant: Lucie White.

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2018 Feb 26

African Studies Workshop Featuring Tendayi Sithole

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Tendayi Sithole is associate professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa. He is the author of Steve Biko: Deceolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness (Landham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016).  He will present Decolonizing Decolonization: Chinweizu's Critique of Africa's Maldevelopment. Discussant: Sebastian Jackson.

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2018 Feb 12

African Studies Workshop Featuring David Amponsah

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

David Amponsah is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His research focuses on the history of religion in Africa and its diaspora. He will present Enchanted Geography: India in the West African Popular Imagination. Discussant: Lydia Walker.

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2018 Feb 05

African Studies Workshop Featuring Kristin Doughty

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Dr. Doughty is a political / legal anthropologist with geographic focus in Africa, particularly in Rwanda, where she has been conducting ethnographic research since 2002. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania (2011), and has been on the faculty at the University of Rochester since 2012. She will present Converting Threats to Power: Methane Extraction on Lake Kivu. Discussant: Pauline Peters.

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2018 Jan 29

African Studies Workshop Featuring Kenda Mutongi

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Kenda Mutongi is Professor of African History at Williams College and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor of History at MIT. Her research interests include: Modern Africa (focus on eastern and southern Africa); Women’s and Gender History; Political Economy; Urban History; Historical Ethnography; and Business History. At Williams College, Mutongi has served as chair of the Africana Studies and the Africa/Middle Eastern Studies Programs, is on the editorial boards of several journals in African Studies, and teaches a wide range of courses in the history of...

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2017 Nov 27

African Studies Workshop Featuring Shireen Hassim

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Shireen Hassim is Professor of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, currently based at WiSER. She studied at the Universities of Durban-Westville and Natal, and obtained her PhD from York University (Canada). She will present Liminality, identity and the politics of race in South Africa: Fatima Meer and black consciousness. 

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2017 Nov 13

African Studies Workshop Featuring Hélène Neveu Kringelbach

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Dr. Hélène Neveu Kringelbach is a Lecturer in African Studies at University College London. She has carried out fieldwork in Senegal, France and the UK. She will present Love and family across borders: the Senegalese experience.

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2017 Nov 06

African Studies Workshop Featuring Cati Coe

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Cati Coe is Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, Camden. She will present Beyond Kin Care: Openness to New Age Scripts in Southern Ghana. 

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...

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2017 Oct 30

African Studies Workshop Featuring Monica Popescu

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Monica Popescu is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of African Literatures at McGill University. She will present African Literatures, Postcolonial Studies and the Cold War. 

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