African Studies Workshop

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 moderation...

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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. 

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...

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2017 Oct 23

African Studies Workshop Featuring Nanna Schneidermann

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

Nanna Schneidermann is a social anthropologist born, raised and educated in Aarhus, Denmark. She now works as a postdoc at Oslo and Akershus University College in Norway as part of MediAfrica, a research project investigating the role of new media in social change in Africa. She will present Who cooks and who eats? Artists as cultural brokers in Ugandan election campaigns. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies...

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2017 Oct 16

African Studies Workshop Featuring Lowell Brower

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

Lowell Brower is a PhD candidate in the Department of African & African American Studies at Harvard University. He will present Once Upon a Time' in the Land of 'Never Again': Oral Literature in Post-Genocide Rwanda. 

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...

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2017 Oct 02

African Studies Workshop Featuring Elizaveta Fouksman

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

Elizaveta Fouksman received her doctorate in International Development from the University of Oxford in 2015, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. For the 2017-18 academic year, Liz is a Berggruen Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. She will present Universalizing social protection and the moral imperative of labor: Support and resistance from Southern Africa.

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2017 Sep 25

African Studies Workshop Featuring Riina Turtio

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Riina Turtio, non-resident postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for African Studies, has recently completed a PhD in International History at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Her PhD dissertation approached the wider topic of decolonization and state-building in francophone West Africa by analyzing Guinean, Ivoirian and Voltaic decisions in building their national militaries. She will present Foreign military aid in building postcolonial states in francophone West Africa 1958-1974. 

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2017 Sep 18

African Studies Workshop Featuring Yuka Suzuki

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

Yuka Suzuki is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bard College. Her research focuses on the cultural politics of nature and the nonhuman, race, whiteness, and postcolonial belonging in Southern Africa. She will present Cecil the Lion and the Stardom of Charismatic Species.

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...

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2017 Sep 11

African Studies Workshop Featuring James Ferguson

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. His research has focused on southern Africa (especially Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, and Namibia), and has engaged a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues. He will present Proletarian Politics Today: From Historical Analogy to Distributive Politics.

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2017 Apr 24

African Studies Workshop Featuring Casey Golomski

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

Casey Golomski is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire and affiliate faculty in Africana and African American Studies, Religious Studies and Women’s Studies. He will present “Race and Joking Relations in a South African Alzheimer’s Home.” Elizaveta Fouksman, Postdoctoral Fellow in Research and Social Justice at University of the Witwatersrand, will be the discussant.

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2017 Apr 17

African Studies Workshop Featuring Abidemi Babalola

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

Abidemi Babalola is 2016-2017 McMillan-Stewart Fellow at the W.E.B Du Bois Institute, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University. He will present “Centering Africa in the global history of technological innovation and change: The Pre-colonial glass production in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.” Matthew Liebmann, Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, will be the discussant.

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