African Studies Seminar 2015-2016

AFS Seminar 2015-2016

Fall

Sept. 18: Tsitsi Jaji (Duke University)- "The Uses of Genre: Troping the Western in Africa"

Oct. 1: Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi (Emory) and Constantine Petridis (The Cleveland Museum of Art) – “From Idea to Exhibition: What is Senufo?” 
Note: This Seminar will be in Carlos Hall Conference Room  (*New Location*) Michael C. Carlos Museum, Level 3 Reception Hall.

Oct. 8: Jessica Reuther (Emory)- “Working Girls: Labor and Sexual Assault in the Streets of Colonial Dahomey (1920s-1940s)”

Oct. 22: Charles Piot (Duke)—“Kinship By Other Means”

Nov. 5: Juan Obarrio (Johns Hopkins) 8/5—“Politics of Secrecy in Northern Mozambique”

Spring

Jan. 28: Subha Xavier (Emory)- “Literature and Human Rights in the DRC: When Writers Respond to Violence”

Feb. 11:  Florence Bernault (University of Wisconsin, Madison)- “Animal Reveries and European Fantasies of Colonial Domination in Africa” RESCHEDULED for 28 April

Feb. 25:  Melissa Hackman (Emory)-“Desire Work: Ex-Gay and Pentecostal Masculinity in Democratic South Africa”

Mar. 17: Peter Probst (Tufts)- “The Study of Heritage in Urban Africa: Notes Towards a Research Agenda”

Mar. 31: Greg Mann (Columbia)- "Africa, France, and the Future"

Apr. 7: Steven Pierce (University of Manchester) --“Nigerian Corruption and the Problems of History.”

Apr. 14: Katherine Luongo (Northeastern)--"Asylum-Seeking in a World with Witchcraft"

Apr. 28:  Florence Bernault (University of Wisconsin, Madison)- “Animal Reveries and European Fantasies of Colonial Domination in Africa”

This seminar program is assisted by the Hightower fund.