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Recap: Baraza with Peter Alegi

Recap: Baraza with Peter Alegi

Published: Apr 23rd, 2018

On April 20, Peter Alegi (Michigan State University) gave a Baraza lecture titled, “Shaka’s Progeny: Youth Football and Masculinity in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.” The presentation focused on the Izichwe Youth Football Program… Read More

Recap: Text Image Studies and African Humanities with Yvan Alagbe

Recap: Text Image Studies and African Humanities with Yvan Alagbe

Published: Apr 23rd, 2018

Cartoonist Yvan Alagbé gave a lecture titled, “Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures,” on April 16 for the Text/Image Working Group. Alagbé gave a reading of his work, “Le Negro Jeune” and… Read More

Recap: Text Image Studies and African Humanities with Grace Musila

Recap: Text Image Studies and African Humanities with Grace Musila

Published: Apr 16th, 2018

On April 11, the Text and Image in Africa Working Group hosted Grace Musila (Stellenbosch University) for her lecture, “Comic calibrations of violence in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.” Her… Read More

Recap: China in Africa Working Group with Liu Haifang

Recap: China in Africa Working Group with Liu Haifang

Published: Apr 9th, 2018

On April 6, the China in Africa Working group hosted Dr. Liu Haifang (Peking University) for her Baraza lecture, “Africa in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.” The lecture focused on the background… Read More

Recap: SCAD with Ikram Getachew

Published: Apr 9th, 2018

The Social Change and Development in Africa Working Group met on Monday April 2 for a lecture by Ikram Getachew (University of Florida) titled, “Ruqa: Healing, Power Struggle and Women in Ethiopia.”… Read More

Recap: Baraza with Ann Wainscott

Recap: Baraza with Ann Wainscott

Published: Apr 2nd, 2018

On March 30, Dr. Ann Wainscott gave a Baraza lectured titled, “Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror.” Dr. Wainscott is assistant professor of political science and earned her Ph.D. from… Read More

Recap: Baraza with Danny Hoffman

Published: Mar 26th, 2018

Danny Hoffman, Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Washington, outlined the central argument and ethnographic context of his new book, Monrovia Modern: Urban Form and Political Imagination in Liberia. … Read More

Recap: Architecture in Africa with DK Osseo-Asare

Recap: Architecture in Africa with DK Osseo-Asare

Published: Mar 26th, 2018

On Monday, March 19, UF’s Center for African Studies and School of Architecture co-sponsored a keynote address by DK Osseo-Asare, assistant professor of architecture and design at the Pennsylvania State University… Read More

Recap: Baraza with Chipo Dendere

Recap: Baraza with Chipo Dendere

Published: Mar 19th, 2018

On Friday afternoon, Chipo Dendere gave a refreshing presentation exploring the role that social media played in former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe’s, resignation. In her talk titled “The Revolution will be Retweeted,”… Read More

Recap: SCAD with Peter Redfield

Recap: SCAD with Peter Redfield

Published: Mar 19th, 2018

On Monday, March 12th, Peter Redfield (Professor of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill) gave a provocative presentation titled “Aftermaths: Equipment for Living in a Broken World.” The lecture followed several examples of minimalist… Read More