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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: 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: 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: Baraza with Fallou Ngom

Recap: Baraza with Fallou Ngom

Published: Mar 12th, 2018

Dr. Fallou Ngom, Boston University, gave a Baraza lecture on March 2nd titled “The Odyssey of Ajami in Muslim Africa.” Dr. Ngom is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African… Read More

Recap: Baraza with Xolela Mangcu

Recap: Baraza with Xolela Mangcu

Published: Feb 26th, 2018

On Friday afternoon, Xolela Mangcu gave an energetic exposition of his forthcoming biography of Nelson Mandela. Mangcu is professor of sociology and visiting scholar at the Wilson Center. A supporter of the… Read More

Recap: Baraza with Cherif Keita

Recap: Baraza with Cherif Keita

Published: Feb 19th, 2018

Dr. Cherif Keita (Carleton College) presented “Renegade Missionary to Liberation Hero: Reverend William Cullen Wilcox in South Africa,” at Baraza on February 16. Dr. Keita discussed a project he has been… Read More

Recap: Baraza

Recap: Baraza

Published: Feb 5th, 2018

Dr. Trevor Orchard (University of Pittsburgh) presented on “Type 1 Diabetes in Rwanda: Challenges, Progress, and More Challenges,” on February 2. Dr. Orchard opened his lecture by covering background information on… Read More

Recap: Baraza with Peter Schmidt

Recap: Baraza with Peter Schmidt

Published: Jan 29th, 2018

On January 26, Peter Schmidt (University of Florida) gave a presentation titled, “What is Community Archaeology? Reclaiming the Past in Africa to Remake the Future.” The lecture focused on three community archaeology… Read More

Recap: Baraza with Shobana Shankar

Recap: Baraza with Shobana Shankar

Published: Jan 22nd, 2018

Shobana Shankar (History/Africana Studies, SUNY Stonybrook) gave a Baraza lecture on Friday January 19 titled, “Afro-Dravidianism: A Senegalese-South Indian Muslim-Hindu Enchantment.” Her lecture centered on how Afro-Dravidianism became a post-colonial project,… Read More