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Recap: Baraza with Dr. Marloes Janson

Recap: Baraza with Dr. Marloes Janson

Published: Feb 17th, 2020

On Friday February 14, the Center for African Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies hosted a Baraza with Marloes Janson (University of London). Dr. Janson is a reader… Read More

Recap: Baraza with Dr. Tasiyana Javangwe

Recap: Baraza with Dr. Tasiyana Javangwe

Published: Feb 3rd, 2020

On Friday January 31, Dr. Tasiyana Javangwe gave a Baraza lecture titled, “‘Dis/eased Others’ – Identity and Agency in Literary Representations of Migrants of African Origin.” Dr. Javangwe is associate… Read More

Recap: Workshop on Media and Public Islam in Africa and Elsewhere

Recap: Workshop on Media and Public Islam in Africa and Elsewhere

Published: Jan 29th, 2020

Keynote Lecture with Dr. Asonzeh Ukah On Thursday, the “Media and ‘Public’ Islam in Africa” Workshop began with a presentation by Asonzeh Ukah (University of Cape Town). His presentation, “From… Read More

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