African Studies Seminar 2015-2016
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”
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.