Spring 2017 Africa at Noon Events

 

January 18

“Motion Pictures, Indirect Rule, and Periliberalism in Nigeria”

Matthew H. Brown
Assistant Professor, African Cultural Studies
University of Wisconsin – Madison

 


 

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“Cute Cairo”

Adam Talib
Assistant Professor of Classical Arabic Literature
American University in Cairo

 


 

February 1

“Selections from Village Notebooks: Farmers, Workers, and Everyday Life in Northern Mozambique and Central Ethiopia”

Brad Paul
Independent Consultant
Associate Scientist, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin – Madison

 


 

February 8

“Pleasure and the African Text”

Ainehe Edoro
Assistant Professor
Marquette University

 


 

February 15

“The Self and the Other in Francophone Women’s War Narratives”

Nevine El Nossery
Associate Professor of Francophone Studies
University of Wisconsin – Madison

 


 

  February 22

“Hacking Development: Mobile Money, Azonto Bodies and Creative Disruption in Ghana’s Digital Life”

Reginold Royston
Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow
African Cultural Studies
University of Wisconsin – Madison

 


 

March 1

“From North to South: Studying African Primates in Extreme Climates”

Richard Mcfarland
Department of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin – Madison

 


 

March 8

“The Cryptic origins of Ebola in West Africa: science and narratives of spillover in Meliandou”

James Fairhead
Professor of Anthropology
University of Sussex, UK

 


 

March 15

“What about Decolonization”

Sean Jacobs
Associate Professor of International Affairs
The New School in New York

 


 

March 22

NO AFRICA AT NOON – SPRING RECESS


 

March 29

When doctors were kings. Exploring the remains of a colonial medical utopia in East Cameroon

Guillaume Lachenal
Associate Professor in History of Science
Université Paris Diderot

 


 

April 5

Brokers in an Unequal World: African Middle Figures from Colonialism to the Present”

Rachel Silver
Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology and Educational Policy Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


 

April 12

“Contamination of subsistence fisheries in tropical Africa by neurotoxic metals: health risks and sources of mercury

Peter McIntyre
Associate Professor of Zoology
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Sarah Janssen
Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Ryan Lepak
Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison


 

April 19

The Strange Case of Major Awhaitey’: Conspiracy, Testimonial Evidence, and Narratives of Nation in Ghana’s Postcolonial Democracy

Jeffrey Ahlman
Assistant Professor of History and African Studies
Smith College


 

April 26

From heart of darkness, to light and dance

Peter Kimani
Professor, Graduate School of Media and Communications
Aga Khan University

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