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Africa Workshops

For almost two decades, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies has coordinated the Africa Workshop series and has invited researchers from around the world to share their latest work to enthusiastic audiences. By focusing on presentations by scholars dedicated to examining the continent of Africa and its diaspora, the campus community is kept up to date on the most recent work of their colleagues. In 2008, with the establishment of the African Studies Center in the International Institute, DAAS gained a collaborator and cosponsor and the Africa Workshop remains a major programmatic component for both entities.

2023-2024 Workshops

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m., 4701 Haven Hall (DAAS Conference Room)

September 19, 2023

Practicing Reparative History: Sites and Dilemmas in Rwanda

Delia Wendel, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and International Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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November 7, 2023

Flipping the script to turn the tide: Wresting African land futures from the Western imagination

Laura German, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia

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December 5, 2023

Petronoir African Cinema: Reading Recent African Films for Energy

Carmela Garritano, Associate Professor of International Affairs, Texas A&M University

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January 23, 2024

Themes: transnational capitalism and finance, debt, the extractive sector

Hannah Chadeayne Appel, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Director of the Institute on Inequality + Democracy, University of California Los Angeles

February 20, 2024

Themes: social, cultural, and economic impact of multinational alcohol companies in Ethiopia

Christina Collins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington

March 12, 2024

The Long 1948: Human Rights, Humanity, and the Pacification of Madagascar

Oumar Ba, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University